The Lagos State Government has condemned the vandalisation of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages. The LASG says the palliatives were donations by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group.
In a statement made by the Acting Commissioner of Agriculture in Lagos state, Abisola Olusanya, she says the items belong to the southwest and not only for Lagos.
According to her, “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”.
Olusanya says the distribution was ongoing but came to a halt due to the protests.
“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”. She said.
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