September 26, 2021

Niger awaits last batch of CACOVID palliatives before distribution, says Govt

Crowds rush for covid-19 food in a Jos warehouse

From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Niger State Commissioner of information and strategies, Sani Idris says the state is awaiting the last batch of CA-COVID parliatives before distributing them to citizens.

Idris while playing host to the new Exco members of the Correspondent Chapel of Nigerian Union of journalists (NUJ) Niger State Council regretted that hoodlums have hijacked the peaceful EndSARS protest to loot palliatives and other materials in parts of the Country.

He said “We in Niger State have three different categories of Palliatives – the state owned palliatives purchased during the lockdown were distributed. The Palliatives from the Ministry of Humanitarian affairs too were distributed within 42 hours”.

The palliatives from a none-govermental organisation call Colliation Against Corona Virus (CA-COVID), meant for ‘poorest of the poor’ were to be shared when all batches were received, he said.

The Commissioner appealed to Journalists to always enlighten citizens on government decisions, pledging continued support to the union.

Speaking aerlier, Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel of Nigerian Union of journalists NUJ Niger State Council, Mustapha Binna, appreciated the Commissioner for his support during the demise of a member of the Correspondent Chapel, Mr. Akin Alofetekun of the Guardian newspaper.