Is Now The Time to Pick Holes In Nigeria's School Feeding Scheme?

President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has come in for strong criticism for continuing the school feeding scheme even though schools have been closed as COVID-19 spreads through the country. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party is calling the programme a scam, accusing officials of plans to misuse the U.S.$34 million to support lavish lifestyles, while the African Democratic Congress are calling for an investigation into the programme. As politicians squabble over the viability of the feeding scheme during school closure, how will they be fed if the scheme is stopped.


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