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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives
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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country. The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society. Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million mos...
‘We Came To Possess Our Possession’- Abuja Residents Say As They Cart Away COVID-19 Palliatives Stored In A Warehouse (Video)
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‘We Came To Possess Our Possession’- Abuja Residents Say As They Cart Away COVID-19 Palliatives Stored In A Warehouse (Video)

Some residents of Abuja who stormed a warehouse in the Gwagwalada Area council in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday October 26, to cart away COVID19 palliatives, said they only came there to ''possess their possessions.'' The residents who trooped out in their numbers carted away the food items that were labelled COVID19 palliatives. While one of them insisted they only came to collect what belongs to them, a man offered prayers to God to forgive Nigerian leaders for keeping the food items away from them. Watch a video of them speaking after carting some of the items. https://youtu.be/QiKgGPfjOQ0
“A State Got FG’s Palliatives And Was Looking For Buyers” – Buba Galadima
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“A State Got FG’s Palliatives And Was Looking For Buyers” – Buba Galadima

Chairman of the defunct Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima says hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives is more of reality than fiction. He stated this while weighing in on the allegation that many state governments got palliatives to assuage the suffering of Nigerians during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown and hoarded them. There has been massive looting of warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives across the nation. Some affected states include Lagos, Osun, Kwara, Edo, Plateau, Cross River, Adamawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). All the states affected have denied hoarding the palliatives, giving different reasons why they have not been fully distributed. However, in an appearance on “Focus Nigeria”, an AIT programme, Galadima alleged th...
COVID-19 Palliatives: – I Forgive My Accusers – Sadiya Farouq
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COVID-19 Palliatives: – I Forgive My Accusers – Sadiya Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said that she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor. Farouq stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau on Monday. “I’m aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations against my person and my ministry over the way we distributed Federal Government palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19. “I have always said I am carrying out my duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability and with fairness to all parts of the country. “Now that they have realized their mistakes, l will only pray to God to forgive us all,” she maintained. NAN reports that the minister had earlier...
Looting: Release All COVID-19 Palliatives Now, NLC Tells Govts
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Looting: Release All COVID-19 Palliatives Now, NLC Tells Govts

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged federal and state governments to release forthwith , all COVID- 19 palliatives still stored in warehouses across the country . The union also condemned the mass looting of both COVID- 19 palliatives and non -COVID -19 items in the country . This was contained in a statement on Monday titled , ‘ NLC Demands The Immediate Release Of All COVID -19 Palliatives And Relief Welfare Materials’ . The NLC, in the statement signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba, said the distribution of the palliatives by the authorities would help assuage the sufferings of the people . The statement partly read , “ It is obvious that the palliative provisions that were procured by government for immediate distribution to the mass of our people at their critical time...
COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum
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COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has since the EndSARS demonstrations started, held several meetings to address the underlying concerns and members have aligned themselves with the call for justice leading to the setting up of judicial panels in the States of the Federation against Police brutality. The NGF regrets the loss of lives and property occasioned by the violent protests that erupted, and calls for calm. A lot of the information circulating the social media needs to be fact checked. The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumours which further creates panic and stampede. For example, some of the properties stolen and vandalized, include palliatives set aside for vulnerable members of society. The NGF reemphasizes and corrects the impressio...
NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives
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NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives

Officer of the law!" Nigerians scream as Civil Defence officer is seen joining residents to grab Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja See video below https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0JIq2pMxQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana
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Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to state governors still ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 palliatives at different warehouses in the country to distribute the relief items to citizens immediately. The rights lawyer described as crime against humanity, the alleged ‘hoarding’ of the food items donated to states by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID. He made this known on Monday in an interview with Arise TV monitored by The PUNCH. Falana said, “It is almost like a crime against humanity just as some public officers have diverted money meant for providing palliatives for internally displaced persons. “I mean you ask yourself, what level of stealing is this? And so, this is why we are worried that the members of the ruling class in Niger...
Enugu EndSARS Stray Bullet Saga: No Governor Orders The Military – Army Officer
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Enugu EndSARS Stray Bullet Saga: No Governor Orders The Military – Army Officer

One of the soldiers mobilized by the military to protect the innocent female students at Queens School Enugu, last Saturday, following a security report that armed hoodlums and criminals parading themselves as #EnuguSARS protesters wanted to invade the school in search of COVID-19 palliatives, has opened up on what transpired, contrary to the stories being peddled on the social media. The soldier who spoke to our correspondent in confidence disclosed that there was no directive from anybody, as being mischievously peddled on social media, to shoot or kill the hoodlums and criminals who in their numbers, some with weapons, attempted to overpower the security agencies and forcefully invade the school, where the young girls are staying. The military officer stated categorically that...
Gunshots As Hoodlums Loot Dogara’s House In Jos
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Gunshots As Hoodlums Loot Dogara’s House In Jos

Hoodlums on Sunday looted the house of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, located near Jos University Teaching Hospital. The PUNCH gathered that the hoodlums defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government to also invade other buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives. Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am, an eyewitness told our correspondent. Policemen and other security operatives enforcing the curfew shot to disperse the rampaging youths without success. “They broke into the house of the former Speaker and attacked everyone, including Dogara’s brother, and (they) are currently moving anything they see. In the process, the invaders moved several items – tricycles, furniture, electronics, and other valuables – out of the house,” ...
Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa
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Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has imposed a 24 -hour curfew on Adamawa State. This is after the vandalisation of the government property by hoodlums who broke into warehouses to cart away COVID- 19 palliatives. Fintiri, in his statewide broadcast , said the government took the action as a precaution, following the activities of “ some misguided elements” who have broken into warehouses looting COVID- 19 palliatives. Earlier on Sunday , The PUNCH reported the looting of a government -owned warehouse at Kwana - waya by angry residents, who later broke into the Central stores located at Barkin Kogi and looted food items. The governor said, “ Reports of people dying in the stampede have been received and we cannot afford to allow anyone to lose his or her life . “ We must also avoid...
Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives
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Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives

Four persons were feared to have died on Sunday afternoon in Kogi as hundreds of residents stormed a warehouse in Lokoja in search of COVID-19 palliatives. The warehouse, located along the Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata the market was reportedly invaded as early as 7am on Saturday through Sunday, mostly by the women. The fatalities, it was gathered, resulted from stampede by residents who rushed at the government warehouse. The State Government had last week commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to the 21 local government areas. Each local government area got at least one trailer load of palliative items, including rice, semovita, indomie noodles and pastas in 10 kilogram packs. The siege on the warehouse, it was gathered, might not be unconnected with an ...
EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies
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EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies

The principal of Queens School Enugu, Mrs. Ada Nweke, has cleared the air on the allegation that COVID-19 palliatives earlier stocked in the school were still there, stating categorically that “the materials are no more in the school” as the items had been distributed by the Enugu State Government Committee on Palliatives, on August 2020, to the less privileged and vulnerable groups across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state. Speaking to newsmen when she led them to inspect the school, Mrs. Nweke who disclosed that the female students have been traumatized, since the threat by hoodlums to invade the school came up, called on the security agencies in the country to come to their rescue. The principal said that the call became necessary because “we don’t want what happened t...
I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade
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I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade

A lawmaker, Sanai Agunbiade aka SOB, has reacted to the invasion of his residence by hoodlums. Agunbiade is the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly. On Friday, an irate mob stormed his house in Ikorodu and carted away COVID-19 palliatives. Agunbiade (Ikorodu Constituency 1), in a statement on Saturday, described the incident as a planned attack. The legislator said he got intelligence reports of “the plan to exterminate” him but took it as unfounded rumours. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain added that the palliatives were to be shared on his birthday on Sunday. The assembly member recalled that at the peak of the pandemic, he personally distributed palliatives to his constituents more than three times. “For my birthday on 25th October 2020...
Armored Tanks Guard Plateau COVID-19 Palliatives Warehouse As Youths Break In
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Armored Tanks Guard Plateau COVID-19 Palliatives Warehouse As Youths Break In

2 warehouses packed to the brim with relief materials were discovered at the Db Zang road Nitel Office, in Plateau state, in the middle belt region of Nigeria. Youths quickly flung into action breaking the door and began distribution before armed military men in armored tanks were deployed to the location to chase away the crowd and guard the palliative warehouse. As at the time of writing, Trucks were seen coming to convey the CACOVID palliative to another location for safekeeping.  
No Palliatives Left In Ekiti State, No Palliatives Ware – Ekiti Government
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No Palliatives Left In Ekiti State, No Palliatives Ware – Ekiti Government

NO COVID-19 PALLIATIVES LEFT IN EKITI STATE, NO PALLIATIVES WAREHOUSE 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. 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 (collected by LG teams), Senior Citizens, Market Women, Various associations (Unions, women’s groups, artisans, etc),Youth groups, NGOs, Widows, Churches, Mosques, Landlord Associations, Community Leaders, Traditional Rulers, Transport Unions, State orphanages and special schools,...

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