Plateau State Govet Denies Hoarding COVID-19 Palliatives, Blames Delayed Distribution Process On #EndSARS Protests

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The Plateau State Government has said that the reason the distribution of the COVID-19 paliatives were delayed was as a result of the #EndSARS protest. It denied claims that it hoarded COVID-19 palliatives.
In a statement by the  State Commissioner for Information Dan Manjang, said that the assumption that the State Government hoarded food items meant for indigent citizens, is mischievious.

 “Following the vandalization and looting of palliatives from some warehouses in Jos and Bukuru on 24th October 2020, it has become expedient for the Plateau State Government to condemn the action and further make some clarirications about the items to clear the erroenous impression that they were being hoarded,” said Manjang.
“The items at the warehouses were delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management for distribution to beneficiaries in Plateau State.
“The public may recall that the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk was in Jos together with the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Paullen Tallen on the 16th October 2020 to deliver the items and had indeed brought in the personel of the Ministry to carry out the distribution in conjunction with State officials. However as they were preparing to begin the process, the #ENDSARS protests began which put the process on hold.”
“Unfortunately while the team from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management alongside the state representatives were waiting for the coast to clear to commence the distribution, the stores were breached and the items carted away
“The Plateau State Government therefore wishes to state categorically that it did not hoard any palliatives meant for the citizens of the State at any time.

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