Sadiya Farouq denies saying all Nigerians got COVID-19 palliative

Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has denied saying every Nigerian has received COVID-19 palliative.

The minister said this during a press briefing on Monday, August 3rd, in Abuja.

According to Farouq, it is not possible for all Nigerians to get palliative.

In her words: “In recent days, there have been speculations around one of our key interventions during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“Take home ration for the school feeding programme was done in consultation with stakeholders.

“It was not invented by the Ministry.

“Our agreement was that the Federal Government would provide the funding while states would implement.

“Every state government has received its shares of palliatives for onward distribution.

“I never said every Nigerian has received COVID-19 palliative; it is impossible to give palliative to all Nigerians.”

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