Coronavirus: FG palliatives reportedly rotting under rain, sun in Kano

Coronavirus: FG palliatives reportedly rotting under rain, sun in Kano

- The food delivered to Kano by the FG are been beaten by rain and sun

- Some of the food items according to report have been soaked by rain

- Nigeria government delivered the food to the state as part of its palliative measures

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The food palliatives sent to Kano state by the federal government have reportedly been left rotten at open space and are being beaten by rain and sun.

The food items meant to be distributed to vulnerable and less privileged include 5,318 metric tonnes of rice; 2,438 metric tonnes of maize; 1,380 metric tonnes of millet and 900 metric tonnes of Sorghum.

The Guardian reports that some of the items have been socked by rain because they were left unattended in an open space.

According to a source, the consignments have spent more than one week unattended to.

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Coronavirus: FG palliatives reportedly rotting under rain, sun in Kano
The Nigerian government delivered the food to the state as part of its palliative measures. Credit: Guardian
Source: UGC

"Many people are living hungry because they cannot go to fetch for their daily sources of livelihood. Government brought the food to assistant people but look at the items here under the rain and in the sun. How can people be starving and food meant for them left idle this is wrong.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in the spirit of festivity, caution was thrown to the wind by on Sunday, May 24, some Muslim faithful in Kano state as they observed the religious Eid-el-Fitr prayers without social distancing.

This is a direct violation of the order of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje released in a statement that was made public by the secretary of the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji on Friday, May 22.

Ahead of the prayers, Alhaji had warned Muslims in the state to conduct themselves with the utmost caution so as not to further escalate the number of coronavirus.

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The secretary to the state government specifically said: "We...urged the general public to observed the guidelines provided for the containment of this COVID-19 pandemic such as social distancing, and mandatory use of face masks during the prayers.

"...the five Emirates to uniformly perform the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr prayers devoid of any celebration and ensure that traditional Sallah homage by traditional rulers is restricted to inside the palace only."

However, on Sunday, Muslims were seen observing the prayers in clusters and even without wearing face masks.

In a similar manner, Muslims observing the Eid prayers at the Buhari International Market Mosque in the Karu part of Nasarawa on Sunday.

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