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Osun govt explains why COVID-19 palliatives was kept till now

The Osun State government has explained why COVID-19 palliative donated to it is still custody up until now.

Explaining the Osun Food and Relief Committee which is in charge of the food donated by Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID), on Friday said the food items were not distributed up till now because it was waiting for approval from the donor.

The Secretary of the Committee, Alhaji Bayo Jimoh said the committee was still expecting the approval of (CACOVID) and lamented that the warehouse in Ede was looted.

He said, “It is not true that the food items were hoarded. The food items can only be distributed after a formal flag-off by the CACOVID Office, Abuja.

“We do not have the authority to distribute the food items without approval from Abuja.

The residents of the state lamented that the food items that were meant to serve as relief during lockdown were kept at the warehouse up till now.

But Bayo said the committee was still expecting the rice component of the donated items, which is 40,230 bags of 5kg, saying, “All these are part of the reasons the items were still in the warehouse up till the time of the invasion.”

He said, “The following items were donated: Pasta FMN – 29,992; Pasta OLAM -10,282; noodles- 80,644; garri -40,322; salt- 40,320; and sugar – 40,227.

“However, the rice components of the donated items are yet to be delivered up until now,” he added.

Source: Daily Trust

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