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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Mynd44: 7:14am On Oct 27, 2020
Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country.

The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society.

Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million most vulnerable families (over 10 million Nigerians) across the 774 Local Government Areas of the country, as part of the private sector’s support to the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sheer scale of this nationwide food programme and the timing of the orders and deliveries, which coincided with the lockdowns and reduced movement across the country, compelled CACOVID to roll out distribution in a staggered manner, with States classified in three timed phases, to enable orderly delivery to the needy.

At the time CACOVID embarked on the palliatives effort in April 2020, we decided to procure the food directly from the manufacturers, to avoid a distortion of prices in the market. The food package was designed such that each of the nearly 2 million vulnerable families received: a 10kg bag of rice, a 5kg bag of garri/maize flour/semolina, one carton of pasta, two cartons of noodles, 5kg of sugar and 1kg of salt.

Unfortunately, the very large size of the order, and the production cycle required to meet the demand, caused delays in delivering the food items to the States in an expeditious manner; hence the resultant delay in delivery of the food palliatives by the State Governors.

For instance, Rice had to be milled, semolina and maize flour had to be processed, noodles and pasta had to be manufactured, and sugar had to be refined. As such, the first deliveries could not start until June. However, as of October 2020, a sizable portion of the items had been delivered but yet to be distributed by the Governors.

Although various States and the FCT had commenced flag-off of the distribution of the food items since early August 2020, some could not conclude the distribution as they were yet to receive complete deliveries of the items allotted to them. In the interest of transparency and accountability, CACOVID will, in due course, be providing the full delivery schedule and flag-off dates by each state.

Prior to these events, CACOVID had worked with the States through the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to determine:

i) the number of households per State;

ii) the States and FCT to provide clean and secure warehousing for the food;

iii) the composition of the State and Local Government Committees (including CSOs, religious organisations, LGA Chairpersons, Ward Leaders, media representatives, security services, CACOVID representatives); and

iv) clear distribution guidelines to ensure equitable distribution of the food amongst the neediest.

Given that the States and Local Government authorities oversee all relief efforts in their jurisdictions and know their citizens best, we had worked with each Governor and the Minister of the FCT, utilising a combination of our protocols and their existing structures and processes to ensure food items reach the intended beneficiaries. We also appointed an independent monitoring team to ensure that the items would be delivered as intended.

We are aware that official flag-off and handover of the palliatives has taken place in 28 States and the FCT, and State governments have been distributing at various paces. As of today, October 26, 2020, some States have confirmed completion of their distribution

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Officialgarri: 7:16am On Oct 27, 2020
But from some videos we saw, some of the food items were beginning to decay.

Even Kaduna warned against food poisoning, most likely because the foods were stale.

However, despite the excuses, why do they have to wait for so long to the extent that people no longer care about covid?
What was supposed to happen to those foods afterwards?
Were there any true intention of still sharing those foods?

I strongly doubt it

Ok, what about the representative who said he planned to share the Palliatives on his own birthday ?
Isn't that greed, selfishness and madness?

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Reinaldo: 7:16am On Oct 27, 2020
Nigeria smh

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by daddytime(m): 7:26am On Oct 27, 2020
Did I just read up there that the CACOVID team was relying on the Governors forum to ascertain the number of households in each state? Una funny sha


How about listing the states who had completed the distribution of these palliatives and the number of food items they received.

Nonsense and ingredient.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Nukilia: 7:32am On Oct 27, 2020
Nigerian politicians will prefer to watch people die of hunger while they allow our resources to waste...

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by vanbonattel: 7:32am On Oct 27, 2020
The country is too big for one set of incompetent gang to run. While the SE shared all their paliatives in peace, the other parts of the country hoarded theirs and allowed their people to suffer hunger.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by godforus(m): 7:38am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:
The country is too big for one set of incompetent gang to run. While the SE shared all their paliatives in peace, the other parts of the country hoarded theirs and allowed their people to suffer hunger.
Big fat lie. I'm in ebonyi and i know nobody who received palliative. I have large network of friends.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by vanbonattel: 7:39am On Oct 27, 2020
godforus:
Big fat lie. I'm in ebonyi and i know nobody who received palliative. I have large network of friends.

You have never been in Ebonyi in all your life. Can we prove it?

Where did we park the first palliative that arrived if you are in Ebonyi?

Igbo states are far more organised than the rest.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Nobody: 8:22am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:


You have never been in Ebonyi in all your life. Can we prove it?

Where did we park the first palliative that arrived if you are in Ebonyi?

Igbo states are far more organised than the rest.
What of the hoarded palliatives in inside a moving truck Anambra that were discovered by youths when government was trying to relocate them to another warehouse? Bigotry will do Nigeria no good.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by vanbonattel: 8:23am On Oct 27, 2020
DamZik:
What of the hoarded palliatives in inside a moving truck Anambra that were discovered by youths when government was trying to relocate them to another warehouse? Bigotry will do Nigeria no good.

That was a clear case of fake news and the thread was abandoned in a few minutes. There was no palliatives in Anambra then. Check the Internet and see that the quantity of palliatives shared in Anambra is even too much. Every umunna shared palliatives apart from the one from the state government and wealthy individuals.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by ThatFairGuy1: 8:31am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:
The country is too big for one set of incompetent gang to run. While the SE shared all their paliatives in peace, the other parts of the country hoarded theirs and allowed their people to suffer hunger.
Though we couldn't confirm this your claim.
If it's real, this shouldn't be a case of demonizing other states, they all have Their reasons.
Lagos has started distribution before#EndSARS protest starts (there's pictorial evidence).
Osun claimed they haven't received the total distribution, hence the delay. CACOVID just confirmed the statement in this news.

I'm not defending any State, just for clarity

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by blackpanda: 8:32am On Oct 27, 2020
Lies!
Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by godforus(m): 8:34am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:


You have never been in Ebonyi in all your life. Can we prove it?

Where did we park the first palliative that arrived if you are in Ebonyi?

Igbo states are far more organised than the rest.
Big fat liar.


I'm in kpirikpiri right now. Nothing was shared anywhere here.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by vanbonattel: 8:36am On Oct 27, 2020
ThatFairGuy1:

Though we couldn't confirm this your claim.
If it's real, this shouldn't be a case of demonizing other states, they all have Their reasons.
Lagos has started distribution before#EndSARS protest starts (there's pictorial evidence).
Osun claimed they haven't received the total distribution, hence the delay. CACOVID just confirmed the statement in this news.

I'm not defending any State, just for clarity

Is it so difficult to assemble all the covid19 palliative and send them uniformly to all states same day?

I as a small business can do that. The country is filled with incompetent handlers, and there's no president to enforce standards.

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by FatherCHRISTMAS: 8:37am On Oct 27, 2020
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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by ThatFairGuy1: 8:40am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:


Is it so difficult to assemble all the covid19 palliative and send them uniformly to all states same day?

I as a small business can do that. The country is filled with incompetent handlers, and there's no president to enforce standards.
Then you did not even read the news, you're just in haste to comment.
Go back to read and delete this your comment. Worse, modify it

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Okoroawusa: 8:41am On Oct 27, 2020
vanbonattel:


Is it so difficult to assemble all the covid19 palliative and send them uniformly to all states same day?

I as a small business can do that. The country is filled with incompetent handlers, and there's no president to enforce standards.
CaCovid gave a statement this one is calling the president.

No wonder they say that hate blinds the hater. Common to read an article and understand it is hard

Chai!...aru!!

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Liposure: 8:42am On Oct 27, 2020
Liars and thieves. May the wrath of god visit you all

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by vanbonattel: 8:43am On Oct 27, 2020
Okoroawusa:

CaCovid gave a statement this one is calling the president.

No wonder they say that hate blinds the hater. Common to read an article and understand it is hard

Chai!...aru!!

Are you saying it's impossible to dispatch all palliative same day?

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by makanjuola66359: 9:13am On Oct 27, 2020
Liars and thieves. May the wrath of god visit you all
Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by backnbeta(f): 3:23pm On Oct 27, 2020
undecided
Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Authoreety: 3:37pm On Oct 27, 2020
Hmmmm


Nonsense and greedy corrupt politicians of a useless country

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by Nobody: 3:38pm On Oct 27, 2020
Benue palliative was being sold in Kano markets. Yeye de smell!

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by GuyWise101(m): 3:39pm On Oct 27, 2020
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnn


There is a serious curse following the name Nigeria, Govt just being heartless for nothing sake. smh

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Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by IamWonderful: 3:47pm On Oct 27, 2020
Ok
Re: CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives by visijo(m): 9:23pm On Oct 27, 2020
Nigerian government close border and God open warehouse, is God not wonderful

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