FG says palliatives were given to state governments to distribute to Nigerians

FG says palliatives were given to state governments to distribute to Nigerians

- The Nigerian government has reacted to the ongoing looting spree of palliatives across the country

- The FG through Boss Mustapha disclosed its own part in the handling of COVID-19

- Mustapha said state governments were given the palliatives to distribute

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As Nigerians continue to wonder if they have been shortchanged by their governors over the COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses, the federal government has cleared the air on the role it played in the issue.

According to the FG, it handed over COVID-19 palliatives from the nation’s reserve and other sources to the state governments for onward distribution to the citizens.

This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He said:

“The shares for each state were handed over to the state governments for onward distribution to the citizens."

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FG says palliatives were given to state governments to distribute to Nigerians
Covid-19 palliatives were handed over to state government, the FG has insisted. Credit: Premium Times
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Meanwhile, the government also noted that the risk of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is high.

Mustapha said:

“Also, the large gatherings witnessed during the protests and during the break-ins at various warehouses, homes and looting of stores put us at a great risk of resurgence of the virus."

Similarly, PTF had earlier warned Nigerians against complacency even though the country has been reporting fewer cases of the virus in recent months.

Mustapha issued the warning during a briefing of the task force on Thursday, October 8, in Abuja.

Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the FG warned the EndSARS protesters across the country to be mindful of the risk of getting COVID-19 infection.

The director-general of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the warning on Thursday, October 15, at the PTF briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He said the number of new cases the country may have would be determined by the people's behaviour and the circumstances that they find themselves.

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