According to the acting governor of Kano state, Hafiz Abubakar, at least N70 million is spent on a weekly basis by the state government to feed public primary school pupils in the state.
Abubakar also said the expenditure was in addition to N68 million the government spends weekly on boarding schools.
This was revealed on Wednesday when he received the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, during the emir’s traditional Sallah homage to Government House, Kano.
The Acting Governor added that the feeding program was an arrangement involving the state, local governments and host communities of schools.
Abubakar said the state government had even been releasing about N700 million every month to the local governments to ensure they pay their workers’ salaries and meet running cost.
He further disclosed that the state also pays N300million as scholarship to students studying in Nigeria and abroad.
He said the economic problem was surmountable if government followed good expert advice