National Home Grown School Feeding Programme


The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) is a government led N70 per day school feeding programme that aims to improve the health and educational outcomes of public primary school pupils. It uses farm produce locally grown by smallholder farmers to provide children nutritious mid-day meals on every school day. The programme links local farmers to the education sector by facilitating their access to the school feeding market.

In 2004, the Federal Government of Nigeria piloted the implementation of Home Grown School Feeding beginning with 12 states selected from the six geopolitical zones. The current NHGSFP started in 2016 and according to the Federal Government, over 300 million meals have been served to more than 7.5 million pupils in 46,000 Public Primary Schools in 22 states.


0 Schools are currently benefitting from the programme
0 pupils
0 public schools

The Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) which is part of the national programme started in January 2017 in public primary schools across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The programme uses a multisectoral approach involving the ministries of Agriculture, Education, Finance, Health and Information and is led by the Ogun State Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs.

January 2017

20 Local Government Areas

Programme Objectives


Increase enrolment rates of primary school children in the State.


Improve the nutritional and health status of school children.


Stimulate local agricultural production and boost the income of farmers by creating a viable and ready market via the School Feeding Programme.


Provide empowerment opportunities for women, thereby improving family and local economy.

Programme Status in Ogun State

According to the Ogun State Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs

0 Schools are currently benefitting from the programme
0 Public primary school pupils are currently being fed
0 Direct jobs have been created for vendors in the food supply chain

Target Beneficiaries

  • Primary 1-3 pupils

  • Small holder farmers

  • Vendors (Cooks)

Ogun State HGSFP Operational Framework

  • Establishment of a multisectoral State Steering Committee to oversee the implementation of the programme and domiciled in the Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental
  • Recruitment of vendors (cooks) from within the communities where schools are located to enhance acceptance and easy access to the schools.
  • Bulk procurement of protein content for vendors is done by the State at the rate of N25 for beef andN21 for Fish and this sum is deducted at source from the payment to cooks.
  • The State conducts training for cooks on food
  • Food handler’s test is also conducted for cooks every 6
  • Facilitation of a loan of N79, 769.52 inclusive of interest to food vendors. The loan is repayable by the vendors over a period of three years. The items procured with the loan for each cook includes: Uniform, apron and cap, industrial coal pot, medium warmer 55cl, two small warmers 30cl each, big cooking spoon, turning stick, 100litres drum, plastic pail, knives, serving spoons with brown plastic handle, stainless serving spoon, two iron pots with cover, bag of charcoal, metal colander, sieving spoon and plastic water
  • Monitoring of the HGSFP is undertaken at the State, Local Government and School level to ensure that standards are met at all times.

Monitoring Feedback/Communication Flow in the Ogun State HGSFP

Community Level

LGA Level

State Level

  • School Based Management Committee/Parent Teacher Association
  • Head Teacher
  • HGSFP Desk Officer
  • Education Secretary
  • Ogun HGSFP Office

Payment Process for Cooks

  • Cooks are required to open accounts with designated Banks and secure their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
  • The account details are sent to Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) for verification.
  • Each cleared account is thereafter processed for The amount paid to each

Cook is based on the number of pupils assigned and number of days.

  • Each cook receives money in their individual account not through a third party.

Role of Cooks on the HGSFP

Cooks receives funds fortnightly and their responsibilities are to:

  1. Purchase the required ingredients for cooking based on the menu approved by the state.
  2. Prepare meals for their assigned pupils in an hygienic and clean
  3. Arrive in the school prior to break
  4. Sign the feeding attendance sheet of pupils served on a daily
  5. Wash food bowls after meals and store in covered


Ogun State Approved HGSFP Meal Menu

MondayRice and Beans with Fish
TuesdayBeans and Stew with Fish
WednesdayRice and Stew with Meat
ThursdayEba/Fufu and Vegetable with Meat
FridayPupils in Ogun East are served Ikokore while pupils in Ogun Central and Ogun West are served Eko and Moin Moin