The federal government has conclude all necessary arrangement to introduce free feeding in Almajiri Integrated Schools (AIS) across the country.

Minister/Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, made this know  at a stakeholders roundtable on milestone achievements of the programme in yesterday Abuja.

Dr. Sulaiman said the Almajiri school system, with 127 schools across the federation, is facing some challenges of retention and sustainability and the free feeding programme is an initiative designed to mitigate the challenges.

Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, represented by the Deputy Director of Planning at the Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Amalaha Okezie, said that out of 125 Almajiri schools built by the federal government, 89 have been handed over to 27 states and the FCT.

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