Farouq made the disclosure during the launching of NHGSFP enumeration exercise on Monday in Kaduna.
Farouq disclosed this while flagging off the training of Independent Monitors at the state level on Thursday in Yola.
Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the multiplier effect of the social intervention programmes and the potential for creating wealth could best be imagined.
Olugbenga Oyeneyin, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Abuja, says the Federal Government has begun distribution of aluminium bowls and spoons to 523,000 pupils in Kaduna State.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, also said that Yobe has joined the programme.
Some food vendors engaged for the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Kaura and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, have alleged that there were plans to sack them over political reasons.
Osinbajo, represented by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation, made the disclosure at a National Symposium on NHGSFP on Friday in Abuja.