Hoarded palliatives

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has set a panel to start investigating the hoarded palliative materials in warehouses across the country which were supposed to be distributed to poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

This was confirmed in a statement released today October 27, by the spokesperson of ICPC while commenting on the recent looting spree witnessed in some warehouses where the palliatives were hoarded, the commission will investigate the sources of goods looted from palliatives warehouses, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and private houses to unravel whether or not the properties looted were personally acquired, the government procured, CACOVID donated, or are empowerment materials which are part of the constituency projects initiative of the Federal Government.

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The statement adds that the commission will also scale up the monitoring of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) charged with the acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 palliative relief materials and make public its findings in due course.