The Niger state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ) has described the Federal government school feeding programme as a corrupt and wasteful venture calling for its stop.
The Niger state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Yahaya Ndako Idris made the call while speaking at “a solemn Assembly” organised by the Niger state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Monday.
Comrade Yahaya said that the money spent on the school feeding programme can be used for other educational programmes that would be beneficial to the school children.
The Federal Government claimed to spend N9 million monthly for the feeding but Comrade Yahaya suggested that it could have been used for renovation of many schools that are already in dilapidated states.
” The federal government should immediately stop the school feeding programme, it is total corruption, they should use the money for other programmes, they commit the money to the renovation of schools.
” We agree today that the federal government should stop school feeding everybody feeds his child before taking them to school.”
Commending the NUT for organising the “solemn assembly”, Idris said it is important for everything to be put in the hands of God as God is the only one who can settle the challenges bedevilling the nation.
During the solemn assembly, prayers were offered for the smooth conduct of the general elections and for God to ” touch the hearts of the leadership” to do the bidding of workers especially teachers.
The major prayer point at the solemn Assembly was that God should allow the national assembly to pass the N30,000 minimum wage bill before it.