GOVERNORS across Nigeria have denied claims by angry citizens that they (Governors) were hoarding foods and other materials meant to support the citizens during perilous times.
In the past few days, Nigerians from all parts of the country have been attacking warehouses containing COVID-19 palliatives. Foodstuffs and other materials were also taken illegally by angry citizens, who thought the items ought to have been distributed long before they were discovered.
But The Nigeria Governors’ Forum – NGF, on Monday, dismissed allegations that states hoarded those palliatives, claiming that the food items stored in warehouses were reserved for a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” the forum said in a statement, adding that some of the items included palliatives set aside for vulnerable members of society.
“The NGF re-emphasizes 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.
247inquirer.com reports that some miscreants have been taking advantage of the #EndSARS protests to attack private properties and businesses, stealing other people’s valuables.
Some of the criminals have been arrested and will possibly be prosecuted for stealing.