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The Oyo State rejected 180 bags of rice donated by the Federal government on the allegation that the rice is infested with weevil and therefore is unfit for human consumption.
Kwara state government has has acknowledged the receipt and acceptance of 1,800 50kg bags of rice and 700 pieces of 25 litres of vegetable oil from the Federal Governement of Nigeria.
Rafiu Ajakaye the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Kwara state, in a statement, disclosed that the state governement has received its own share of the Federal Government’s palliatives to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Ajakaye said “the items are part of the measures by the federal government to palliate the effect of the lockdown on those at the lowest rung of the economy ladder as the pandemic tighten its grips across the globe”
He added that the palliatives received by Prof Mamman Saba Jibril, the secretary to the government of the state, on behalf of the governor , AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, is meant for the most vulnerable in the society.
According to the press statement, Prof Jibril lauded the Federal Government’s commitment to the needs of the society as the world battles covid-19 and lockdown as he assured of delivery to the intended beneficiaries as we have been doing.
“We are very grateful to the Federal Government for reaching out to the most vulnerable in our state at this time. Specifically, we thank the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for the gesture.