Jigawa state’s Commissioner for Education, Rabi Ishaq has disclosed that
the government has raised its feeding allocation for boarding students
daily from N90 to N135 per person. Speaking to newsmen in Dutse the
commissioner said that the total amount spent on feeding amounted to
She dismissed rumours that government was planning to de-board all
boarding students in the state due the economic recession facing the
“Our commitment has not changed. And there is no plan by the present
administration to end the school boarding system.
“We are doing a lot of things other states are not doing, especially in
the area of students’ feeding.
“As I am talking to you now, Governor Muhammad Badaru has approved an
increase in the amount being spent to feed boarding students across the
“Henceforth, each student is fed with N135 and not N90 as it was
before,” the commissioner explained.
She said the gesture would boost literacy level among the youth in the state.