The food items delivered to Kano State government by the Federal Government as palliatives are left rotting away at an open space as they are being beaten by rain and sun. This was revealed by The Guardian
Factboyz.com gathered that The Federal government delivered 110 trucks of food items to the state two weeks ago, which was meant to be distributed to the vulnerable, poor and less privileged who have no means of survival after their chances of earning income crumbled due to the lockdown imposed globally.
It was also learnt that the palliative was delivered by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq, who delivered the consignment on Sunday 17th May, 2020.
The palliatives by the Federal Government included an impressive 5,318 metric tonns of rice; 2,438 metric tonns of maize; 1,380 metric tonns of millet and 900 metric tonns of Sorghum.
However, the relief items which are obviously worth millions of naira are still left abandoned at the warehouse of Kano Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO) premises at Farm centre where it was stored without cover to prevent from any circumstantial damage, and adverse weather conditions that may prevail.
According to The Guardian, The food items which already opened to any eventualities, are being drained by three consecutive rain fall; several bags already soaked by water, a source at the premises also revealed to The Guardian, lamenting how the food items left rotten under the rains,according to that source, the consignment has now spent more than one week yet unattended to.
“Many people are living hungry because they cannot go to fetch for their daily sources of livelihood. Government brought the food to assistant people but look at the items here under the rain and in the sun. How can people be starving and food meant for them left idle this is wrong”.
When contacted, however, Chairman of the State Fundraising Committee and Vice Chancellor, Bayero University Kano, Professor Mohammed Yahuza Bello explained in details that plan for the evacuation and distribution of the Federal government palliatives is slated to begin on Thursday.
Professor Bello also stressed that the committee is being constraint by logistics from government, which he noted is currently being addressed.
It must be noted that Kano State government recently disbursed palliatives to 50,000 households across the 484 political wards in the massive 44 LGA state.
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