COVID-19 palliative not hoarded in Kaduna, deputy governor says

COVID-19 palliative not hoarded in Kaduna, deputy governor says

- Kaduna deputy governor, Balarabe, has dismissed the allegations that the state government hoarded COVID-19 palliative

- This is after hoodlums invaded the state's warehouse on Saturday, October 24, looting the food items meant to be distributed as palliative

- Balarabe explained that the state government had planned an efficient distribution method and was about to distribute the items before they were looted

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The Kaduna state government has denied the allegations that it hoarded items that were meant to be distributed to the citizens as COVID-19 palliative.

The state's deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, said the food items that were looted by hoodlums on Saturday, October 24, were donations from Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID), Channels TV reported.

Balarabe clarified on Sunday, October 25, that the state government was ready to commence the distribution of the items in all the local government areas after coming up with a fair and efficient distribution system.

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Covid-19 palliative not hoarded in Kaduna, deputy governor says
Kaduna deputy governor says Covid-19 palliative not hoarded. Photo credit: Kaduna Governor
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She further explained that the items were received after the lockdown was lifted, adding that the government was considering the possibility of another lockdown, hence the need to be strategic with the distribution.

The deputy governor added that arrangments had already been concluded on how the items would get to the target beneficiaries.

Balarabe condemned the looting of the food items, vowing that those involved in the criminal act will be found and prosecuted.

She added those who instigated the looting would also not escape from justice.

The deputy governor, however, commended the vast majority of the people of Kaduna state for being law-abiding and for not allowing criminal actions in their communities.

She also appealed to all residents to comply with the curfew imposed to accelerate a return to normalcy.

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In another similar report, the Ekiti state government has issued a warning to its people concerning the looted items from warehouses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, October 23.

In a statement released on Saturday, October 24, Akin Omole, the commissioner for information and civic orientation, said huge quantities of poisonous items, mistaken for food yet to be distributed as COVID-19 palliative were looted.

There have been widespread cases of looting of warehouses belonging to state governments and private companies in the aftermath of the peaceful #EndSARS protest which has been hijacked by hoodlums.

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