Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed that about 7.6 million children in 22 states across the country were being fed daily under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).
Osinbajo who made the revelation in Akure during an interactive session with beneficiaries of the NHGSFP and inspection of the N-Power Programme at Alagbaka Estate Primary School, Akure, said the feeding programme was to ensure that children in public primary schools across the country have at least one very good meal every day.
The vice president, who had lunch with the pupils who were elated to see him alongside Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state said the meal would improve the children's health, boost farming in the country and create job opportunities.
"I have tasted the food myself and I think it is the quite nice," he said.
Osinbajo said that another set of 300,000 Nigerian youths were to be engaged in the N-power programme.
He explained that the new set of beneficiaries would teach in public primary schools, pointing out that 200,000 graduates were already benefiting from the programme.
"I have seen firsthand what the N-Power teachers are doing in the classroom, using tablets to teach. I was able to see it for myself and also use it in teaching the pupils.
"I think it's a very revolutionary thing for all these young men and women who have volunteered to participate in the programme," he said.
On his part, Governor Akeredolu commended the Federal Government for the efforts in bringing both programmes to the state.
He attributed the success of the programmes in the state to the positive relationship between the state and the federal government.
"The food that is served the pupils which I and the vice president ate was a sumptuous meal.
"I believe we are on course. What we need to do is to ensure that we get more school pupils registered. The federal government is ready to feed them also," he said.
Earlier, Mrs Grace Ekpemogu, the Headmistress of the primary school, said the feeding programme would help increase the intelligence quotient of the pupils.