- Governor Bala Mohammed has revealed why hoodlums were not able to steal COVID-19 palliatives in Bauchi
- Mohammed said that the thugs got to the warehouse where the palliatives were stored and discovered it was empty
- The governor noted that the state government distributed the palliatives to residents during the lockdown months before the EndSARS protests started
The governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, on Sunday, October 25, revealed that his chief of staff, Ladan Salihu, opened the doors of the warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored.
Governor Mohammed who made this disclosure on his Twitter page on Sunday, October 25, said that Salilu made this fast move upon gathering information on the coming of the miscreants.
The Bauchi governor said that upon their arrival at the storehouse, the thugs discovered that the entire place was empty because the state government did not relax in its drive to distribute the palliatives to residents during the lockdown.
Mohammed said that the criminals left the warehouse when they saw there was nothing to steal.
The governor said to ensure accountability in the distribution of the palliatives, he set up a committee headed by himself and comprising his deputy, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and chairmen of other political parties in Bauchi.
The Bauchi governor went on to say that his mandate "remains the crucial drive to give Bauchi State citizens a better prospect and more excellent opportunity for a prosperous life."
Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had accused all 36 Nigerian governors of hoarding COVID-19 palliatives while citizens in their states were crying of hunger during and after the lockdown.
Following this allegation, SERAP has sued the governors before the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
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The human rights group called on the ICPC to carry out an investigation into the issue and publish its findings including the names of the states involved in the alleged act.
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