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COVID-19 Palliatives Looting: They Are Poisonous. Don’t Eat — Ekiti Government Warns

The Ekiti State Government has warned that all the items looted from government facilities are not fit for consumption and should not be mistaken for COVID-19 palliatives.

Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, gave the warning on Saturday, October 24. 

According to him, raising the alarm became expedient to forestall any harm that could befall anyone who consumed the items.

“Information at our disposal revealed that the Federal Government’s silos, the ADP warehouse and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) stores, all in Ado- Ekiti, were attacked by hoodlums under the guise of seeking Covid-19 palliatives.

We insist that Ekiti state currently has no Covid-19 palliative warehouse as all the palliatives had been distributed.

Unfortunately, the items carted away were Single Super Phosphate and NPK fertilisers, which they erroneously thought was “Gaari’’, cassava grains.

The SEMA store too has only emergency supplies for disaster response.

Some people even made away with pre-fermented corns preserved for planting. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption.

We, therefore, appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill,” Omole warned.

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