23 October 2020 by Abdulrasheed Abdulkareem
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted trending messages on social media that Covid-19 palliatives found in a Lagos warehouse were from the Ministry.
This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister, Nneka Anibeze in Abuja.
According to the statement the photos and videos recorded at the warehouse shows that the bags of rice and other items were clearly marked ‘Lagos State Government and Ca-Covid’.
Ca-Covid is an acronym for Coalition Against Covid-19, a private sector led task force in partnership with the Federal Government, The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control NCDC and the World Health Organization, WHO with the sole aim of combating Covid-19 in Nigeria.
It states that the Ministry did not procure, distribute or facilitate the distribution of palliatives under the Ca-Covid initiative.
The Ministry therefore wishes to inform the general public that it has nothing to do with the items found in the Lagos warehouse.