Following the discovery of palliatives hidden in several warehouses in some states across Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, says Buhari isn’t Nigeria’s problems.
During the pandemic, food items and other COVID-19 palliatives were donated to the state government for them to distribute them to the most vulnerable people in their states.
But several weeks after the 5-month lockdown, the palliatives were discovered in several warehouses, which some hoodlums and residents looted. They helped themselves with the palliatives.
Speaking Zahra Buhari-Indimi said the discovery has shown that her father is not Nigeria’s problem.
In an Instagram post, Zahra said “Now that people confirmed that Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide, it is clear Buhari is not our problem.”
Such palliatives were discovered and looted in states such as Lagos, Plateau, Edo, Kaduna, Osun, and Kwara.
Some of the items include cartons of noodles, sacks of garri, and bags of rice, some of which had spoilt due to poor and prolonged storage.
In some instances, COVID-19 palliatives donated by the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 were found in private homes of politicians.
Speaking on why it delayed the materials, Osun State said it was waiting for officials from Abuja to come “commission” the goods hence the delay in distributing them.
In Ibadan, Oyo State capital, the residence of Senator Teslim Folarin was burgled as residents carted away more than 300 brand new motorcycles and other materials.
In Lagos, the Majority Leader of the House of Assembly, SOB Agunbiade, said he kept the palliatives in his Ikorodu home because he wanted to distribute them on his birthday.