A report by Dailytrust on how students of boarding secondary schools in federal and some states shows great disparity into how the students are literally starved while the politicians eat fat.
The report which was seen by KATSINA POST revealed that in Katsina state, for instance, the state government is spending about a little over N30 per meal on every boarding student in the state.
Official data shows that the state government is spending N100 daily per student for the three-square meals in the state -which is actually an increase from the previous N80 per head.
On the other hand, the Katsina state governor and his deputy spend an average of N650, 000 daily on food and catering services.
Details of the state 2017 budget show that N243 million has been budgeted for food and catering services by the Katsina State Government House. The breakdown shows that the governor’s office is spending N129 million, the deputy governor N15 million and the Government House N90 million on food.
The 34 lawmakers of the Katsina State House of Assembly will spend an average of N13, 154 each on food daily. The lawmakers have budgeted N161 million for food this year.
The breakdown shows that the speaker is spending N36 million, while the 33 other lawmakers are spending N125 million for the same purpose.