CACOVID explains delay in distributing palliatives

CACOVID explains delay in distributing palliatives

- Nigerians have been urged to be calm over the distribution of palliatives

- According to an organisation assisting the government in distributing palliatives, the scale of distribution nationwide is big

- The organisation also blamed the lockdown for the delay, which it claimed prevented movement

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As Nigerians continue to grumble over wrongful distribution of palliatives, two members of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) have exonerated state governments.

Osita Nwasinobi and Dr Sola Adeduntan, members of the organisation called for calm among members of the public.

Nwasinobi said the coalition had been working with the minister of the FCT and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), to procure and distribute food items to Nigerians.

CACOVID explains delay in distributing palliatives
Nigerians have been urged to be calm over the distribution of palliatives. Credit: Premium Times
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According to him, they were working to distribute the food items for about two million, mostly vulnerable families across the 774 local government areas in the country.

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Nwasinobi said:

“The sheer scale of this nationwide food programme and the timing of the orders and deliveries, coincided with the lockdowns and reduced movement across the country.
“This compelled CACOVID to roll out distribution in a staggered manner, with states classified in three timed phases, to enable orderly delivery to the needy."

In another report, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said the nation may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general, gave the warning on Monday, November 9, at a media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), The Nation reports.

The DG said in order for Nigeria to avoid the second wave of the virus, Nigerians must abide by the protocols and guidelines developed.

Recall the NCDC warned that the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines could spike the second wave in Adamawa and other states in the country.

Fahad Mohammed, the technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan gave the warning in Adamawa state.

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