- Looted coronavirus palliatives are meant for the poor and a special group of vulnerable people, Kwara state government says
- The government said the palliatives distribution commenced in September
- Going further, the government said it had distributed majority of the palliatives
The Kwara state government has disclosed that covid-19 palliatives looted by some hoodlums in the state were meant for the poor and a special group of vulnerable people.
The government disclosed this in a statement signed by the commissioner for communications, Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin.
According to him, the state government flagged off the distribution of the palliatives and had distributed the majority of the palliatives to the identified vulnerable households in 15 of the 16 local government areas of the state on September 23.
He said the looted items were meant for specific households.
“The actions of the hoodlums are condemnable and those already arrested would face the full weight of the law.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that as violence spreads across Nigeria, Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse at Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority in Calabar has been looted by hoodlums.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), the hoodlums were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil.
The news out reports that some of the people seen carting away items from the warehouse were heard saying “the food is ours but they are keeping it for themselves”.
Legit.ng had also reported that the EndSARS protest took another twist in Lagos on Thursday, October 22, when some youths of Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state uncovered a warehouse in the area stocked with COVID-19 palliatives.
The palliatives, which were branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state, included countless bags of rice, cartons of noodles, spaghetti, salt, vegetable oil, tomato paste, beans, garri, and lots more.
The palliatives were perhaps the foodstuffs meant to alleviate the effect of the lockdown and the economic meltdown on the poor populace in Lagos state from March when the lockdown took effect.
Also recall that Legit.ng reported that less than twenty-fours after some youths stormed the warehouse in Lagos, hundreds of youths on Friday, October 23, burst the Cocoa House in Ede area of Osun state and looted various food items kept in it.
The youths and residents thronged the area around 11:40 am and carted away packs of noodles, rice, sugar, garri, and other food items kept for COVID-19 palliatives.
Legit.ng gathered that some of the youths came with motorcycles, buses, and other means of transportation to convey food looted from the warehouse.
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