COVID-19 palliatives found in Lagos warehouse not from Humanitarian Ministry – Farouq

By Chimezie Godfrey
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has said that Covid-19 palliatives in a Lagos warehouse were not from the ministry.
The Minister, Sadiya Farouq,  stated this in a statement on Thursday.
Reacting to trending  messages trying to link the items to her Ministry, the Minister said, “This is nothing but a tissue of lies.
“The photos and videos recorded at the warehouse show  that the bags of rice and other items were clearly marked ‘Lagos State Government and Ca-Covid.
“Ca-Covid is short for Coalition Against Covid-19, a private led task force in with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control NCDC and the World Health Organization with the sole aim of combating Covid-19 in Nigeria,” she stated.
The Minister stressed that the ministry did not procure, distribute or facilitate the distribution of palliatives under the Ca-Covid initiative.
She urged the general public to disregard such information and that the ministry has nothing to do with the items in the Lagos warehouse.