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Heavy Rain Destroys COVID-19 Palliatives In Kano

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The heavy rain that fell in has allegedly destroyed some of the palliatives sent by the Federal Government, DAILY NIGERIAN reports.

Heavy Rain Destroys COVID-19 Palliatives In Kano
Heavy Rain Destroys Palliatives In Kano

According to the newspaper report, the rainstorm on Monday left a large part of the grained stored at the premises of a government agency have been soaked in water.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had donated 139 truck-loads of assorted grains comprising rice, millet, maize and sorghum for distribution to the less privileged in the state.

Receiving the relief items in Kano, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had ordered that the food items be kept at the premises of Kano Agricultural Supply Company, KASCO, located at Farm Center area.

According to him, the choice of the location was carefully done in order to reach the target beneficiaries safely.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that barely a month after the donation, the food items had been left at the mercy of scorching sunshine and rainstorm without distribution to the target beneficiaries.

A member of the Kano State Fundraising Committee for COVID-19 however stated that the report that the palliatives have been destroyed is false.

“That reports are lie. Go and see, you will see that the sacks are covered with a cloth which had been rented by the government. After all, they will soon be evacuated for distribution,” he said

Adelowo Adegboyega
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