• April 18, 2021

#COVID-19 Palliatives: Minister, NAFDAC In War Of Words Over Contaminated Rice

By Olivia Isibor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 30, 2020

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – There is a brewing war between the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, and the National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC) over the bags of rice distributed to Oyo, Ekiti and Osun states as part of federal government palliatives to cushion the effect of #COVID-19 lockdown on the country’s poor and vulnerable.

Mrs. Farouq is claiming that NAFDAC inspected the 1, 800 bags of rice sent to the south-west states, while the agency’s Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye, has refuted the minister’s assertions, saying its officials were not invited to inspect the said bags of rice.

This is coming on the heels of the public outcry by Oyo State, three days after taking delivery of its consignment of the federal government largess, that most of the bags of rice received by the state were rotten and unfit for human consumption.

Agenda Watchdog

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