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Minister Denies Claims That COVID-19 Palliatives Are For Party Supporters

The minister says the allegation is a figment of the creativeness of those that don’t perceive the method.



The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramat Aliyu, has denied claims that palliatives being distributed for FCT residents are meant for political celebration supporters solely.

Aliyu, in an interview on Channels Tv programme, Sunday Politics, described the declare as a figment of the creativeness of some individuals who don’t perceive the processes for the distribution.

Whereas explaining the modalities, she stated the main target was on cushioning the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on all weak residents because the virus was no respecter of any political celebration or affiliation.

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“It’s a figment of their creativeness. Possibly prior to now, they’re used to politicising all the pieces, however we’re shifting away from that now. We face actuality as a result of COVID-19 is aware of no barrier.

“COVID-19 is aware of no tribe, faith and even political celebration. From the composition of the organogram, the construction is replicated right down to the grassroots,” she stated.

She added volunteers and representatives from numerous teams, together with the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), League of Imams, political events, civil society teams, amongst others have been a part of the distribution course of.

In response to Aliyu, over 600,00 households are focused to obtain the package deal which is made up of 5kg of rice, 3kg of garri, 3kg of semovita, 2kg of beans, 10 sachets of tomato paste, and one litre of groundnut oil, amongst others.

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