The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has rejected bags of rice sent to the state by the Federal Government as COVID-19 palliatives because the rice has expired.
Ondo state becomes the second state after Oyo to reject expired rice delivered as COVID-19 palliatives from the Federal Government.
Critics has blasted Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for rejecting the bags of expired rice saying he was playing along party lines.
1,800 bags of expired rice alongside vegetable oil were sent to Ondo State as part of measures being carried out by the Federal Government to cushion the economic effects of COVID-19 in the country.
However Governor Akeredolu expressed displeasure when he examined the delivery at the Government House, Alagbaka Akure.
He rejected the expired gifts and ordered that they be returned to the Federal Government.
The secretary of Ondo State’s palliatives committee, Mr. Alex Kalejaiye confirmed the development saying most of the merchandise had expired and no longer fit for human consumption.