FCT Minister of state, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that palliative items in various stores across the territory are safe and secured, as security agents are being deployed to man strategic areas.
The Minister, also stated that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had in the past few months distributed all items procured and also distributed donated items to the Area Councils, Community Associations, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Professional bodies/associations, stressing the administration has continued to receive donations that are distributed on a continuous basis, very transparently.
She affirmed that details of such distributions are in the public domain, reaching more than a million households and individuals across the territory, just as the minister stated that the administration did ensure that CSOs and the ICPC participated in the distribution exercise to ensure transparency.
Aliyu revealed that warehouses are supposed to stock supplies for emergency response including the recurrence of COVID-19 emergency.
She warned unsuspecting members of the public not be lured into criminality under the guise of ‘hoarded’ palliative food items in the territory.