Ekiti state government, on Friday night says no COVID-19 palliatives is left undistributed to residents at its warehouse , contrary to claims in some quarters.
State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, made this clarification known in a statement in Ado Ekiti.
He said, ” The attention of the Government of Ekiti State has been drawn to plans by some hoodlums to storm some warehouses in the state under the guise of looking for Covid-19 palliatives believed to be stored in warehouses in the state.
” Whereas, the Government would like to state categorically that all palliatives donated to the state have been successfully distributed to various categories of residents including
16 Local Government areas in the State
” They were also distributed to senior citizens, market women, various associations and Unions, women’s groups, artisans, etc, youth groups, NGOs, widows, Churches and Mosques
” Those who also benefited were Landlord Associations, Community Leaders, Traditional Rulers, Transport Unions, State orphanages and special schools, Communities in Farmsteads, Security Officers and other vulnerable persons during the lockdown period.
” These facts can be verified from all the beneficiary groups listed”.
Consequently, he cautioned those involved in the alleged plan to desist from any attempt to invade any location under the guise of looking for COVID-19 palliatives in Ekiti State.
” Government has a responsibility to protect citizens’ lives and property and will not condone any brigandage in any part of the state”, it warned.