The Lagos Government condemns the vandalization of warehouse housing COVID-19 palliatives in Mazamaza

The Lagos State has condemned the vandalization of warehouse at Mazamaza housing COVID-19 palliatives.

According to a press released statement today, October 22, the Lagos State government said that the donation was made by private sector coalition group.

The palliatives belonged to the Southwest amd not to the whole Lagos State.

Read statement; “The Lagos State Government has condemned the vandalisation of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the  government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group.

The items belong to the Southwest, contrary to social media reports that they are all for Lagos.

Governor 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 State had repackaged its share of the consignment and was distributing it before the protests that have affected activities in the State. 

The repackaging was being done to account for every beneficiary, according to the agreement with the CACOVID Group, which monitored the process.

The warehouse in question is not State-owned and its usage was made available to the CACOVID group.

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

For effective distribution, groups such as Transport Unions, Ethnic Groups, Religious Associations, Artisans and Tradesmen Association, People Living with Disabilities, Orphanages and Old Peoples’ Homes among others were being used as the 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.”

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