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COVID-19: FCT Urges Beneficiaries Of Palliatives To Return Defective Ones

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Beneficiaries of the palliatives in Abuja have been charged by the Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, to return anyone they observe to be defective or unfit for human consumption.

Many Nigerians have faced ravaging hunger since the COVID-19 lockdown enforced in many regions
Many Nigerians have faced ravaging hunger since the lockdown enforced in many regions

Aliyu made the call on Friday, May 1,2020 while inspecting palliatives for Kabusa, Garki, Wuse and City Centre Wards in the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC.

While she acknowleded that the administration received supplies from different manufacturers and so there could be incidences as a result of production error, Dr. Aliyu (represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Professor Muhammad Usman) said that each of the four wards would be getting 3,000 bags of rice and 3,000 bags of condiments.

Councillors representing each ward were also charged with transparency, ensuring that the items got to the targeted persons.

Aliyu said:

We have inspected two trucks randomly, one containing 3,000 bags of condiments meant for Kabusa, and this one contains 3,000 bags of 5kg rice meant for Garki. There are eight trucks here ready for distribution. Four trucks of rice, and four trucks of condiments. Two trucks for each ward.

I want to put it on record that these materials were brought together by major suppliers, but as in every production process, you cannot guarantee that every one of them will be problem-free.

As we have observed briefly, if you find any material unfit for consumption, you are at liberty to notify the chairman, and such item will be replaced at the expense of the supplier.”

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