We did palliatives ahead of the second wave of COVID-19 – Governors

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020, Under: News

We did palliatives ahead of the second wave of COVID-19 – Governors

Some Nigerians, after the recent discovery of unallocated aid items, decided to take them away, accusing the governors of stealing items intended for the public.

Governors of Nigeria, under the auspices of the Forum of Governors of Nigeria, said the recent deposit of palliative drugs found by citizens in warehouses across the country was in anticipation of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Some Nigerians, following the recent discovery of unallocated aid items, decided to take them, accusing the governors of stealing items intended for the public.

Abdulrasak Bello-Barkindo, head of NGF, media and public affairs, on behalf of the governors said in a statement: “The NGF is asking members of the public to refrain from spreading rumors that further cause panic and crush.

“For example, some of the stolen and vandalized properties include palliatives aimed at vulnerable members of society.

“The NGF reiterates and corrects the impression that palliatives found in warehouses in Lagos and other states were kept in vaults for members of the community, especially our vulnerable citizens.

“The public’s misconception that these palliatives have been accumulated is not only inaccurate, completely false and false, but, to put it mildly, malicious.

“For the avoidance of doubt, some palliatives have been marked with the CACOVID seal, which means their source is unambiguous.

“As we know, CACOVID mainly operates in Lagos, where the headquarters of most of the organizations, legal entities and public spirits that have united in the Coalition against COVID-19 are located; KAKOVID.

“Until mid-October, when the NGF held its last meeting, up to ten states did not participate in flag-waiver ceremonies to promote palliatives in their states. This is because the items intended for distribution in these states were not fully received by CACOVID.

“Several other states that still had palliatives in their warehouses decided to maintain a strategic reserve ahead of the planned second wave of COVID-19.

“Also, up until a couple of weeks ago, some states were still receiving palliative action from the federal government through the federal department of humanitarian, disaster management and social development.

“NGF categorically declares that no state has participated and has not accumulated any palliative measures.

“The NGF also reassures all palliative care contributors that prior to the looting of these warehouses, states kept complete records of all items received and distributed.

“NGF invites members of the public to check their facts. While we all recognize the need for better governance, we must be careful not to hurt ourselves by imposing the wrong narrative.

“State governors are doing everything they can, given the circumstances, to improve the needs of a populous population.

“The Governors’ Forum of Nigeria is synonymous with justice, better governance and a progressive Nigeria.”

Source: – Sahara Reporter.


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