FG Disclaims Discovered Covid-19 Palliatives in Lagos Warehouse
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has disowned the COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a Lagos warehouse, saying the items were not from the government
In a statement released on Thursday by the Special Assistant to the Minister, Nneka Anibeze, the ministry was compelled to speak out with a view to clarifying issues following insinuations that the government donated the items.
“The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has been made aware of trending messages on and off social media alluding to the fact that Covid-19 palliatives found in a Lagos warehouse were from the ministry.
“This is nothing but a tissue of lies.
The photos and videos recorded at the warehouse show that the bags of rice and other items were clearly marked ‘Lagos State Government and Ca-Covid’.
“Ca-Covid is short for Coalition Against Covid-19, a private sector-led a task force in partnership with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control NCDC and the World Health Organization WHO with the sole aim of combating Covid-19 in Nigeria.
“The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development did not procure, distribute or facilitate the distribution of palliatives under the Ca-Covid initiative
“The ministry, therefore, wishes to inform the general public that it has nothing to do with the items found in that Lagos warehouse”, the statement read.