Following several looted COVID-19 warehouses in states in Nigeria, the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Ramatu Aliyu has stated that there are no hoarded COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja.
Aliyu stated this in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Media Austine Elemue, while also affirming that palliative items meant for flood victims were safe and secured.
Disclosing that security agents were being deployed to prevent any attack in the city, she cautioned unsuspecting members of the public against being lured into criminality under the guise of chasing ‘hoarded’ palliative food items.
Further, she revealed that the FCT Administration had in the past few months distributed all items procured and also distributed donated items to the Area Councils, Community Associations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Professional bodies/associations, stressing the administration has continued to receive donations that are distributed on a continuous basis, very transparently.
Aliyu also averred that warehouses are supposed to stock supplies for emergency response including the recurrence of COVID-19 emergency.
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