Ekiti State Government has warned residents that the items looted at Federal Government’s Silos are not food items but Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium fertilizer.
The state said it has not COVID-19 palliative warehouse, as it has distributed all the palliative it received during the pandemic.
The state read, “Reports reaching us confirm that the Federal Government’s Silos, the Agric Development Programme (ADP) warehouse and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) store, all in Ado- Ekiti, have been attacked by hoodlums under the guise of seeking CACOVID palliatives.
“Ekiti State has NO CACOVID palliative warehouse as all the palliatives have been distributed.
“The items being carted away are Single Super Phosphate fertilizer and NPK which they have erroneously identified as Gaari.
The SEMA store has emergency supplies for disaster response e.g. flood, fire or any other emergencies.
“Some are even making away with corns preserved for planting, with chemical prefermentation. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption! We appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill.
“Ekiti State has NO COVID-19 Palliatives warehouse as all palliatives have been distributed to members of the public during the lockdown period.”