Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Ekiti state, Mr. Akin Omole, warns the residents of Ekiti state about the looted COVID-19 palliatives being poisonous.
According to the Commissioner, poisonous items, that were yet to be distributed as COVID-19 Palliatives, were mistaken for food items by the looters on Friday in Ado-Ekiti warehouses
“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 gari.
“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,” Omole warned.
In a similar statement, Dr. Olabode Adetoyi, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, confirmed the looting, warning that most of the items taken away contained chemically-treated seeds meant for planting.
“They are not suitable for consumption,” he warned.