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COVID-19 PALLIATIVES: Fani-Kayode slams Nigerian govt for allegedly sending ‘rotten rice’ to South West states



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A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the Nigerian government for allegedly sending rotten rice, as Covid-19 palliatives, to South West states.

The former minister said he was disgusted that the Federal Government could send ‘rotten’ rice to South West, and wondered why the government did not send same rice to northern states.

He was responding to the recent claim by Governor Seyi Makinde led government of Oyo State, that the Federal Government sent 1800 bags of infested rice to the state as Covid-19 palliatives.

Fani-Kayode, in a tweet on Saturday @realFFK, claimed that the infested rice was not only sent to Oyo but to all the states in South West.

He commended Makinde for being the only governor in the region who was bold enough to expose the alleged ‘evil’.

He wrote, “Disgusted that the FG could send rotten mouldy rice to SW as part of their so-called palliatives.

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“Did they do the same to northern states? I gather ALL the SW governors sent the rice back but only @seyiamakinde was bold enough to let the world know what happened. I commend him.”

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