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NANS set to embark on Nation-Wide protest as FG insists on school feeding programme during COVID-19 lockdown, says it is a scam

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to mobilise its members for a nationwide protest if the Federal Government continued its school feeding programme during school closure occasioned by of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NANS president, Danielson Akpan, in a press statement made in Abuja on Friday, said the programme was a misplaced priority and a discreet attempt to fleece the hard-earned resources of the country.

The decision of NANS to protest emanated as a result of the Federal Government on Friday explanation on Friday that it will continue the National Home-Grown-School Feeding Programme because it was practically impossible to get back the funds that had already been paid to food vendors before the lockdowns in states started.

President Akpan, however, maintained that If the Federal Government goes ahead, to implement the programme the body of NANS will have no choice but to mobilise its members across the federation for a peaceful protest and demonstration.

Akpan noted that the source of the proposed N697m to be spent daily, amounting to N13.5bn a month on the programme, must be queried, stressing that the decision was reckless spending.

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