Coming on the back of criticism to President Buhari’s as his administration tries to distance itself from promises they made to the electorate, the Vice President has made some reassurances.
At the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that the free feeding program for primary school students was an important project for the Federal government.
“The All Progressives Congress has made a commitment to provide one-meal-a-day for all primary school students; that would create jobs in agriculture, including poultry, catering and delivery services.” He said.
He also pointed out that the multiplier effects of this scheme which include the provision of over 1 million jobs as well as increasing food production.
Having referred to the feeding scheme as an APC promise, there’s a measure of confusion as to what promises the Buhari administration is willing to own up to. Yesterday, the President’s Senior Special adviser on Media and Publicity said the President did not make any promises he intended to fulfill after 100 days in office.
The APC also said that the promises made by the party were not binding on President Buhari.