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Looted palliatives are poisonous, Ekiti State Govt warns

Ekiti State government has come out to warn looters that the COVID-19 palliatives carted away from a warehouse in Ado-ekiti, are poisonous.

According to the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Akin Omole, stated that it became necessary to make the public warning to ensure to harm befall anyone who consumed the items.

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The statement read: “Information at our disposal revealed that the Federal Government’s silos, the ADP warehouse and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) stores, all in Ado- Ekiti, were attacked by hoodlums under the guise of seeking Covid-19 palliatives.

“We insist that Ekiti state currently has no Covid-19 palliative warehouse as all the palliatives had been distributed.

“Unfortunately, the items carted away were Single Super Phosphate and NPK fertilisers, which they erroneously thought was “Gaari’’, cassava grains.

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“The SEMA store too has only emergency supplies for disaster response.

“Some people even made away with pre-fermented corns preserved for planting. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption.

“We, therefore, appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill,’’ the statement read.

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