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Palliatives distribution: Farouq forgives her detractors



NIGERIA’S Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk has said that  she has forgiven those who accused her of incompetence, having failed to distribute palliatives meant for the poor.

  The minister disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Gusau, saying that she carried out her duties diligently but got roundly flayed by many who cared less for facts but took fancy in spreading false information against her person. 

  Umar-Faruk said those who wrongly accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor had already gotten her unconditional forgiveness.

  She said she was aware that many people made various allegations and accusations against her and the ministry, criticising the way the federal government palliatives were distributed.

  “Now that they have realised their mistakes, l will only pray to God to forgive us all.”

It will be recalled that at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the minister was criticised by many Nigerians for saying COVID-19 palliative was distributed to states across Nigeria.

  Many accused the minister of being economic with the truth, saying they did not benefit from the gesture.

  Meanwhile, reports had it that amid the nationwide looting of COVID-19 palliatives, the private sector-led Coalition Against   COVID (CACOVID) which donated the food items issued a statement on the alleged delay in distribution.

  In the wake of the discovery of the palliatives in several warehouses, many Nigerians have been accusing state governors and other politicians of hoarding the food items.

  CACOVID has however, explained the reason behind the delay in distributing the items to the intended beneficiaries.

So far, the hoarding of palliative by some state governors have continued to get condemnation from concerned Nigerians, with many asking for the release of all COVID-19 palliatives nationwide.

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