The Niger State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has asked the Federal Government to immediately stop the school feeding programme; saying it is total corruption. It further urged that they should use the money for other programmes like the renovation of schools instead.
Comrade Yahaya Ndako Idris, Chairman of the Niger State chapter of the NLC, made this known in his remarks at a ‘Solemn Assembly’ organised by the Niger state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Monday.
According to The Nation newspaper, Idris said the funds allocated for the school feeding programme should have been channelled to other educational programmes such as the renovation of schools, to benefit the children.
Comrade Ibrahim Umar, state Chairman of the NUT, appreciated teachers in the state for their dedication to duty.
At the event, prayers were offered for the smooth conduct of the 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”.