A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Buba Galadima, says most of the state governments deliberately hoarded COVID-19 relief materials which were donated by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID.
He spoke on AIT Monday, October 26, 2020 while reacting to the new wave of looting of COVID-19 palliatives across states in Nigeria.
Palliatives have been looted in Lagos, Osun, Edo, Plateau, Kogi, Cross Rivers, and Kwara among others.
Galadima said most of the state governours should be held responsible for hoarding materials donated for the benefits of most vulnerable people across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents, hoodlums resorted to helping themselves by forcibly breaking into warehouses where the relief materials were kept before the arrival of security operatives.
Accuses some state officials of planning to sell COVID-19 relief materials
Alhaji Galadima also accused some state officials of planning to sell some of the relief materials.
“I know of a state that all the palliatives taken from the Federal Government in that state was kept in stores and they came to my office to look for buyers of such commodities. They said the buyers should not be from that particular state,” he stated on AIT
In Osun, the relief committee issued a statement shortly the relief materials were looted in Ede, that it was awaiting a delegation from Abuja to come for the commissioning of the materials.
But residents within Ede, Osogbo and other neighbouring towns and villages invaded the warehouse to help themselves.
In Lagos, a lawmaker disclosed that he was planning to distribute the materials in his custody to commemorate his birthday. It was late, his constituents looted the store.
In Akwa Ibom State, a lady disclosed that she bought a pack noodle which was one of the re-packaged covid-19 relief items.