“No hoarded COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja” – Minister
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu has assured residents of the territory that there were no hoarded COVID-19 palliatives items left as all items were evenly distributed.
Security agents on Saturday repelled some residents who attempted to break-into the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts & Culture, Area 10-Garki, where the palliatives were rumoured to be kept.
“I can assure residents of the Capital territory that there are no hoarded palliative items in various stores across the territory”, Aliyu said.
“I also want to assure residents that items for flood victims are safe and secured. Security agents are being deployed to man strategic areas in FCT”, she added.
The Minister stated 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 that the administration had continued to receive donations, which were distributed on a continuous basis.
There has been a widespread of looting and arson of palliatives by angry residents across the country, prompting the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to order police commanders to immediately stop the descent to anarchy across the country.