Osun School Meal Incident

Osun School Meal Incident

Investigation Begins

The Osun State Government is looking into a case where 18 students from James Primary School B in Osogbo got sick after eating a meal provided by the government’s free school feeding program. The government has also stopped cooking food at the affected school until the investigation is complete.

Immediate Action

As soon as the governor, Ademola Adeleke, heard about the incident, he took immediate action. The students who fell ill have already been treated and discharged from the hospital.

Government’s Statement

According to the statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, the government is taking this matter seriously. They have ordered a thorough investigation into the food poisoning incident at St. James Primary School B in Owoope Osogbo. The governor has also called for a meeting with the cooks and the planning officer of the O-Meal program.

Ensuring Safety

To prevent similar incidents in the future, the governor has directed the enforcement of food standards and control. The O-Meal structure will also be audited to ensure everything is in order.

Settling Medical Bills

The government is taking responsibility for the medical bills of the affected students. The Chairman of the Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Nathaniel Ojetola, confirmed that 18 students were treated and discharged. The school has a total of 200 students, with 103 receiving food from the O-Meal program.

Panic Among Parents

The incident, which occurred on Monday, caused panic among the parents of the affected students. Videos of the sick students in the hospital were shared on social media.

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Victims’ Accounts

In one of the videos, three victims were seen receiving drips. One of the students explained that they were served rice with egg, and soon after, they started experiencing stomach issues.

Concerned Parents

The mothers of the victims noticed a foul smell from the eggs their children were served when they returned home from school. They became worried when their children started having stomach problems. They are demanding a thorough investigation to prevent this from happening again.

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