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‘Why we kept the foodstuffs’ – Lagos state speaks on discovered COVID 19 warehouse

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry Of Agriculture, Lagos State has given the reason why the COVID 19 palliatives was stored in a warehouse that was discovered by Nigerians on the 21st of October, 2020.

Kemi Filani recalls that the angry Nigerians stormed the warehouse to take away the COVID 19 Palliatives that was kept there by the government.

According to the Permanent Secretary, the government is not happy with the act because the looted palliatives isn’t meant for Lagos State alone. He added that the palliatives were supposed to have been distributed but they were instructed to hold on due to the #EndSars protest.

In his words;

“Do you know that those items also belong to BUA group of companies and Some other states? Lagos State has been distributing its own. It was less than a month that those palliatives were officially handed to Lagos. We had to start doing rebagging and that took us some time. We have given to religious bodies, transporters, artisans, physically challenged people and so on.

Even the community that is looting now were given. And what they have looted belongs to other groups. So people saying we are heartless are really uninformed. It is because of #Endsars that we were told to stop. We do not have to make noise when we distribute because of chaos. It is so sad.”

Reacting to this on twitter, The Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor also wrote;

“This is falsehood. This is inciting. The Gov didn’t lock the food packs in. They’re in warehouse for distribution. Stop inciting Nigerians. Gov. @jidesanwoolu used his personal and State resources to get food palliative for vulnerable Lagosians even b4 Ca-COVID. Promote peace.”

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