Niger state government on Wednesday in Minna, the state capital, said it was waiting for the last batch of the palliatives meant to ease the hardship faced by citizenry during the outbreak of the COVID-19 since early this year.
The clarification from the state Commissioner of Information and Strategies, Alhaji Sani Idris is coming against the backdrop of more condemnations coming the way of the state government for delay in distribution of the food items said to be already getting spoilt in the various stores.
While security operatives have been deployed to secure the various store houses, critical stakeholders are worried that, while Corona Virus pandemic is gradually fading out, the state government is yet to release the food items to the starving public.
Though the Secretary to Niger State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Matane who is the Chairman of the State Task force on COVID-19 sometimes ago announced the distribution of some palliatives, stakeholders are wondering why the hoarding of some palliatives till date.
State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Sani Idris while playing host to the new executive members of the Correspondent’s Chapel in his office said the clarifications has become necessary in view of on-going security breaches across the country.