COVID-19 Palliatives: Minister’s Request Caused Distribution Delay In Sokoto – Tambuwal

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Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has said that his administration did not hoard COVID-19 palliatives.

He said that the distribution of the palliatives was delayed at the request of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.

Tambuwal disclosed this while addressing residents of the state in apparent reaction to the looting of warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives in many states.

The governor noted that the state has received two batches of COVID-19 palliatives.

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“Sokoto state has no case of hoarded relief materials meant as COVID-19 palliative.

“The state never recorded both the protest and the attendant mayhem.

“There was one by Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), which was a donation by an ensemble of philanthropists.

“The distribution of this category was a bit delayed months ago because the donors wanted the donations to be pooled.

“As soon as that was achieved, we distributed the materials under the supervision of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Sa’idu Umar.

“The other category were those items brought by the federal government through the office of the minister of disaster management, humanitarian affairs and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk.

“The items were received on Oct. 17, precisely nine days ago. The little delay we had in distributing the FG palliatives was at the instance of various requests by the minister.

“She needed to be personally around when the exercise started. She made the requests five times before turning up.

“So, it is not our fault that the items are still being distributed as we speak. It was the minister who said we should wait until she comes. And that was what happened,” Tambuwal said.


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