- Nigeria's minister Umar-Farouq has forgiven those who accused her of incompetence
- The minister said she was accused of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for those in need
- Going further, Farouq emphasised that she carried out her duties diligently
Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq says she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor.
The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development disclosed this to journalists in Gusau.
She said she was aware that many people made various allegations and accusations against her and the ministry, criticising the way the federal government palliatives were distributed.
“Now that they have realized their mistakes, l will only pray to God to forgive us all."
Recall that at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Sadiya Umar Farouq was criticised by many Nigerians for saying COVID-19 palliative was distributed to states across Nigeria.
Many accused the minister of being economic with the truth, saying they did not benefit from the gesture.
However many have now swallowed their words and are full of praises for the minister, following the discovery of warehouses filled with palliatives across Nigeria.
Recall that the first warehouse was found in the Maza-Maza area of Lagos state and it was completely looted by hundreds of youths while the Cocoa House in Ede area of Osun state was also plundered.
A lady who benefitted from the loot in Lagos left many jaws hanging after she displayed some food items she got from the warehouse.
The unidentified lady shared a video of the food items and it showed she was able to gather several cartons of noodles, pasta and sacks of other foodstuffs.
Legit.ng also reported that a foremost political scholar and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Dr. Uche Igwe, described state governors who stored palliatives meant for distribution to hungry citizens as pretenders.
Dr. Igwe expressed shock that food items meant for the downtrodden were kept by governors even during the COVID-19 lockdown.
In a statement sent to journalists on Monday, October 26, Igwe described the act of the governors as sheer wickedness, adding that it is inexcusable.
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