The Federal Government has served no fewer than 246.4 million meals to primary school pupils across 20 states under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, gave the figure and explained that it represented the meals served since December 2016.
According to him, meals served will reach over 313 million by the last week of February 2018, as over 6 million pupils in 33,981 public primary schools are fed.
Akande noted that more states were expected to be added to the programme this year as it plans to implement feeding in a total of 28 States.
He said the programme will soon link farmers to school feeding markets.