Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has disclosed that the government’s “A-Meal-a-Day” programme in the state’s Public Primary schools would commence in 2016.
The governor made this disclosure while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the Lagos State House of Assembly.
According to him, the programme would be done in collaboration with the Federal Government, which would provide 60 per cent of the funding.
He said that the state government would provide the remaining 40 per cent.
“This programme promises not only to improve the daily nutrition of our children, but also create an economy of its own, with opportunities for job creation, income generation, poverty alleviation, and so on,” he said.
Speaking further, Ambode noted that the state government’s intervention in education would continue in the areas of maintenance of public school buildings and facilities, and provision of basic instructional materials.
“We intend to launch an advocacy programme `Kick Illiteracy out of Lagos’, starting from year 2016.
“I am happy to inform you that in 2016, we will develop our e-Curriculum, leading to the distribution of Ibile tablets to students in our public schools,” he said.
On transportation, Ambode said that the plan in 2016 was to fully operationalise the multi-modal transport system.
He said that this would be through the construction of new jetties and completion of work on the Blue-Rail Line project from Mile 2 to Marina.
“We will deliver this project in year 2016,” Ambode said.
On security, he said his government would not relent in its efforts at making the state very secure for all residents and visitors in 2016,” he added.