Abdullah Yusuf sent Benue palliatives to Kano, Benue state government
The Benue State government said Wednesday that some of the state’s palliative measures had been handed over to Kano by the market leader.
At the joint press conference of the Information Commissioner, Ms. Ngunen Adinga; and special adviser to the governor, Colonel Paul Hemba (retired), the government announced that the president of the Vurukum market in Makurdi, a native of Kano state, Abdullah Yusuf, had diverted goods to Kano.
Recall that the police of the state of Kano a few weeks ago, during the blockade caused by COVID-19, discovered 1958 boxes of noodles, suspected of being stolen by the authorities of the state of Benue in Kano.
Police Commissioner Kano Habu Sani said some people were arrested between 23 July and 8 September.
Speaking to reporters in Makurdi after the state executive council meeting, Adingi and Hemba said that the state’s COVID-19 committee has spread some palliatives to traders in the Vurukum market through their chairman, who is from Kano.
“The COVID-19 Action Committee decided to spread palliatives to market traders who also suffered from the inability to open their stores.
“The market association was invited and the palliatives were divided. However, we heard that market president Yusuf collected palliative funds on behalf of traders, and instead of giving out to traders, he felt that they should have sold them, and that is how palliative came to Kano.
“The case is under investigation, the president has been arrested,” the Commissioner for Information said.
Source: – Punch ng