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#COVID-19 Palliatives: Following Oyo Debacle, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti Inspect Bags of rice

By Olivia Isibor, for Agenda Watchdog, April 29, 2020

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the alarm raised by the Oyo State Government that the bags of rice it received from the federal government, as part of its Covid-19 palliatives, were weevil-infested and unfit for human consumption, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo States are still scrutinizing their own rice consignments from the federal government in order to avoid the same ugly scenario that reportedly befell their sister state.

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde had cried out, four days after his administration receiving its share of federal government’s COVID-19 largesse, that most of the bags of rice it received were expired and unfit for human consumption, an allegation the federal government flatly denied.

Consequent to efforts by governments at all levels to check the further spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country, full and partial lockdowns were imposed in some parts of the country, necessitating the need to provide some form of succor for the poor and vulnerable in the form of cash and material palliatives.

Agenda Watchdog

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