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Kaduna denies ownership of looted COVID-19 palliatives facility

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Kaduna state commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission, Mr. Thomas Gyang, has denied ownership of the facility where COVID-19 palliatives were looted by hoodlums in the state recently.

The commissioner said the facility, which was used during the first round of COVID-19 palliatives distribution, is being used temporarily by him for the distribution of the second-phase scheduled for next week.

He said, in local radio station reports in Kaduna, that the facility, where the looted Coalition Against Covid-19 palliatives were kept at Gwari Avenue, Barnawa, Kaduna South local government, was being used temporary and does not belong to him. 

Speaking further, the commissioner said the facility was used previously for the distribution of palliatives in the first and second round of the lockdown, adding that the palliatives were scheduled for distribution this week when hoodlums broke into facility and carted them away.

While he expressed regret over the unfortunate looting and vandalization of the palliatives, he appealed to the people to give peace a chance to enable the governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, implement the laudable reform programmes to make Kaduna great again.

According to him, the looting and vandalization of people’s private properties and investments could be viewed as a deliberate action employed as a setback for the development strides being done by the governor.

He however, reassured of the governor’s commitment towards the full implementation of the Urban Renewal programme for the benefit of all. 

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