Governors Didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives — Nigeria Governors Forum

Governors Didn’t Hoard COVID-19 Palliatives — Nigeria Governors Forum


The Nigeria Governors ’ Forum on Monday denied allegations that governors hoarded palliatives meant for distribution to Nigerians in order to ameliorate their sufferings during the first wave of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

According to the forum, governors have held several meetings since the # EndSARS street protests started to address concerns of members of the public and that they identified calls for justice and an end to police brutality .

Towards this end , the forum noted that governors have since set up judicial panels of inquiry to look into such cases .

This was contained in a statement titled , ‘Governors and the CACOVID Palliatives ,’ signed by the Head , Media and Public Affairs of the NGF , Abudulrazaque Bello – Barkindo .

The statement read in part , “ The NGF regrets the loss of lives and property occasioned by the violent protests that erupted , and calls for calm.

“ The NGF reemphasises and corrects the impression that palliatives found in warehouses that were broken into in Lagos and some other states were kept in storage for members of the society , especially our vulnerable citizens.

“ The erroneous impression in the public domain that these palliatives were hoarded is not just inaccurate , entirely erroneous and untrue but also mischievous, to say the least .”

 

(Punchng)

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