The Benue government has rejected a donation of rice by the Federal Government through the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs as COVID-19 palliatives.

Benue rice

The State Chairman of the COVID-19 Emergency Committee alongside the Benue State Deputy Governor Benson Abounu said the rice deliveries have expired and are no longer fit for human consumption.

Abounu said;

“Government cannot afford to risk the health of its citizen by given them expired rice to eat.”

The Deputy Governor further disclosed that even though the bags of rice had been taken to the three senatorial zones, the government has decided to return them to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

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He also revealed that the state government spent about N2 million to purchase the bags of rice.

 

The African Media

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