CDD, others query hoarding of covid-19 palliatives by state governments

CDD, others query hoarding of covid-19 palliatives by state governments

- Members of the Nigerian Governors' Forum have been urged to explain to citizens the reason behind the hoarding of covid-19 palliatives in various states

- The call was made by a coalition of civil society organisations led by the Centre for Democracy and Development

- The coalition also condemned the looting of palliatives across many warehouses in Nigeria by hoodlums

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A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria on Wednesday, October 28 queried the hoarding of coronavirus (COVID-19) palliatives by various state governments across the country.

The CSOs consisting of the Centre for Democracy and Development, YIAGA Africa, Enough is Enough among many others in a statement said they have watched with disdain, the impunity of the assault on public and private properties by hoodlums.

The organisations in a statement said that the attack in many states of the federation on warehouses, and the looting of COVID-19 palliatives, which were supplied by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CA-COVID), has thrown up another worrying dimension.

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The CSOs also condemned the hoodlums who attacked security facilities and personnel of the Nigeria Police Force as two wrongs never make a right.

CDD, others query hoarding of covid-19 palliatives by state governments
The CSOs urged governors to explain why covid-19 palliatives were hoarded. Photo credit: Guardian
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had announced the suspension of the #EndSARS protest across the country.

The president while addressing Nigerians on the state of the nation also issued a warning against those who have hijacked the protest.

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Also, the minister of information, culture and tourism, Lai Mohammed on Saturday, October 17, said that the government will not tolerate plans by some individuals or groups to create a state of anarchy in Nigeria.

Mohammed speaking against the #EndSARS protest said the activities of the protesters had turned violent.

Similarly, Nigerian state governors of the southeast extraction have expressed deep concern over the erosion of mutual trust between ethnic nationalities across the country, stressing that such had widened and threatened national unity and cohesion.

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