Breaking: Kogi govt reacts as residents besiege warehouse, pack palliatives in Lokoja

Some of the residents carrying palliatives

The residents especially youths on Sunday discovered COVID-19 warehouse at Kpata in Lokoja, the state capital.

The youth and residents of lokoja came out in their numbers as they all rushed to acquire their own share of the state Covid-19 palliative stored in the warehouse opposite old market in lokoja.

However, the state government has responded to the latest development through its commissioner of Information, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement read.

“The Kogi state government wishes to express deep appreciation to the good people of the State who turned out at the State Warehouse to share the remaining palliatives that were reserved for women and youth groups after Government had distributed the bulk of the palliatives to all the 21 Local Government Areas.

“The report at our disposal showed that Local Government authorities ensured the palliatives reached the masses and helped in ameliorating the hardship visited on our nation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We urge our people to continue to stand tall in public conduct as Government will always put their welfare on the front burners.

“The government of Kogi state also wishes to sound a note of warning to miscreants that all constitutional efforts will be geared towards protecting shop owners in the state as any violation of law and order will be met with superior resistance by law enforcement agencies.

“Our people should go about their normal businesses as Kogi State remains safe,” Fanwo said.

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