No Intention To Hoard Palliatives-Plateau Govt

24 October 2020 by Josiah Buzun

The Plateau State Government says it has no intention to hoard palliatives meant for the people of the State.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dan Manjang made this known in a statement following the vandalism and looting of palliatives from some warehouses in Jos and Bukuru.

He said the items were recently delivered to the State Government by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk with her counterpart from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen on the 16th of this month.

Manjang said steps were taken to distribute the palliatives before it was halted by the ENDSARS protest.

He said all the palliatives purchased by
the State Government and those donated by individuals were distributed equitably by the State palliatives committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden.

He appealed to the citizens of the State, particularly the Youths to continue to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid actions that could breach any breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile Plateau State Government has reinstated the 24hour curfew earlier relaxed on Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the State.

In a broadcast, Governor Simon Lalong said the decision became necessary following the breaking into a warehouse where palliatives delivered by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs , disaster management and Social Development last week were stored, awaiting distribution were away.

Governor Lalong directed security Agencies to enforce the curfew and ensure that all violators are arrested and prosecuted.


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