Lagos condemns loot of COVID-19 palliatives warehouse Skip to main content

Lagos condemns loot of COVID-19 palliatives warehouse

 


The Lagos State Government has condemned the plunder of a warehouse housing COVID-19 palliatives in the Mazamaza community of Amuwo Odofin Local Government.

The loot of the warehouse, located on Benster Crescent, popularly called Monkey Village, started as early as 8am, according to eyewitnesses.

The government, in a statement, said the supplies were donated by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 also known as the CACOVID group.

The statement titled, ‘Lagos Regrets Vandalisation Of Warehouse For CACOVID Food Palliatives’, was signed by the Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya.

The statement read, “Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalisation of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 group.

“The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent.

“The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State-owned and its usage was made available to the CACOVID group. The State Government had been allowed to commence rebagging of food items allotted to it from the quantities meant for South-West States.

“The rebagging was being done to account for each beneficiary receipt, as was required and monitored by the CACOVID team.

“The distribution was on-going but had to be halted due to protests, before the invasion of the warehouse today.

“For effective distribution of the food palliatives, groups such as Transport Unions, Ethnic Groups, Religious Associations, Artisans and Tradesmen Association, Marketmen and Women Association, People Living with Disabilities, Orphanages and Old Peoples’ Homes among others were being used as distribution channels to their members.

“The State Government, however, regrets the invasion of the warehouse and appreciates the support offered by the CACOVID group to the citizenry of Lagos.”

There have been reports of widespread arson and violence in the past few days as rampaging hoodlums looted, razed and destroyed public and private assets around the country, especially in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, amongst others.

Some state governments including Lagos had since imposed a 24-hour curfew in the wake of the unrest.

Banks, local government secretariats, police stations, shopping malls, television station, newspaper office, court and many others have been looted and burned down in the last 48 hours.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#BBNaija SEASON 5: Meet the housemates

After many weeks of waiting, the popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija is back with a new season that promises to be filled with immense drama and excitement. According to organisers, MultiChoice Nigeria, the winner of this year’s edition will be going home with N85 million worth of prizes! Yes, way bigger than the previous editions. The breakdown of the prizes for the winner includes: a N30m cash prize; a top SUV; a trip to Dubai for two; a trip to Dublin; a two bedroom apartment; three smartphones; and a year’s supply of selected food stuff, snacks and drinks. There’s also a bonus prize of two VIP Tickets to watch a Champion League final game live. Meet the housemates: DORATHY Dorathy Bachor is a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos. She believes she is the only one who should make you smile. Her sassiness will definitely prove to be an asset in Biggie’s house. What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I can sleep for more than four hours. I also discovered the abi

#BBNaija 2020: Get out, I’m done with you – Erica blasts Laycon

Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Ngozi Nlewedim, popularly known as Erica, has berated fellow housemates, Laycon, for gossiping about her with the others. Laycon, who has a very strong feeling for Erica, seems to have been affected by the outcome of rejection as the Abia-born female housemate picked Kiddwaya over him. For this reason, Laycon has been seen at different times and locations discussing Erica and telling fellow housemates how he feels being rejected. Erica had once made it clear that while she is mentally attracted to Laycon, she is physically attracted to her lover, Kiddwaya. Addressing the housemates during Sunday’s live eviction, the reality tv show host, Ebuka had drawn the attention of Erica to things going on around her, one of which was Vee advising Laycon on how to handle his feelings for Erica. After the live eviction, Erica chatted with Vee, wondering why Laycon hasn’t moved on yet. Erica said that by now Laycon should move on and stop going around telling th

#BBNaija 2020: Kiddwaya’s mother finally speaks with Erica, details of conversation revealed

Susan Waya, mother of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, evicted housemate, Kiddwaya, has finally reached out to ex-housemate, Erica. Mrs Waya, who spoke with Erica on phone, described the evicted BBNaija housemate as a “sweet lady.” She disclosed this to The Boss, a newspaper owned by Dele Momodu, on Monday. Mrs Waya who lives in Essex, United Kingdom said their conversation lasted for about 10 minutes. “She’s such a sweet lady… I’m looking forward to meeting her and can’t wait to see my son very soon in Lagos,” she said. Recall that Erica and Kiddwaya were involved in what many termed as a relationship while on the reality show. Though, they had their on-and-off moments, but the romantic cord between them was unmistakable. While Erica was disqualified from the BBNaija reality television show two weeks ago, Kiddwaya was evicted on Sunday.