ITEMS LOOTED FROM THE WAREHOUSE ARE NOT COVID-19 PALLIATIVES - EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT
The Ekiti State Government has said that the items looted from the Federal Government’s silos and the Agric Development Programme warehouse in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, October 23, were not COVID-19 palliatives but fertilizers.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ekiti State, Yinka Oyebode, made this known in a statement on Saturday, October 24.
Oyebode said the COVID-19 palliatives in the State had since been distributed during the lockdown period.
“Ekiti State has NO CACOVID palliative warehouse as all the palliatives have been distributed.
“The items being carted away are Single Super Phosphate fertilizer and NPK which they have erroneously identified as Gaari.
“The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) store has emergency supplies for disaster response e.g. flood, fire or any other emergencies,” he said.
He revealed that some of the raw food items carted away have already been preserved with chemicals which make them unfit for consumption.
“Some are even making away with corns preserved for planting, with chemical prefermentation. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption!
“We appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill,” the statement reads.
In the last 24 hours, thugs have attacked several warehouses and carted away both COVID-19 palliatives and other materials in different cities like Lagos, Ede, Ilorin, Jos, Ilesha, and Osogbo.