Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government spends N1.5billion monthly to feed school children in the state.
Ganduje disclosed this on Tuesday when he hosted the technical committee on the National Home Grown School Feeding programme (NHGSF) who visited him in is office in Kano.
The governor said the state has the highest number of population in the country and also the highest number of public schools, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that his administration operates a free and compulsory education system, while Almajiri education has also been integrated into the basic education system.
The governor said, “in view of the above, pupils enrollment keep increasing more than in any other state of the federation.
“When education is made free and compulsory, the number of pupils will definitely increase, even if you cannot afford it because it is made compulsory,” he said.