The Ekiti State government has raised alarm over some food items that were looted from the Covid-19 Palliatives that were set to be distributed later.
According to the government, the food items that were carted away are unwholesome and the public should not consume such products.
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, disclosed this in a statement and added that it was a necessary thing to do to save people from consuming the poisonous food.
The office of the Agricultural Development Program (ADP) in Ado Ekiti was also ransacked. Below are his words.
“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.
“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 carted away contained chemically-treated seeds meant for planting.
“They are not suitable for consumption,’’