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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the claim that the Federal Government shared expired rice to some states as Covid-19 palliatives.

The party said it was wicked, ungodly and irreconcilable that, in the name of saving the lives of Nigerians against the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government would share poisonous rice to them.

The governments of Oyo and Ondo States have claimed that the rice the Federal Government sent to them as Covid-19 palliatives were expired and unhealthy for human consumption.

Responding in a statement on Sunday by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the PDP accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of distributing ‘rotten rice’ seized by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) many years ago instead of using the money donated to Nigerians to buy food items as palliatives for them.

Odeyemi also said it was “lack of initiative and poor judgement if the best method and option deployed by the government is to give financial succour only to Nigerians with less than N5,000 in their bank account or citizen who are not able to top their mobile phone with more than N100 whereas they know where the poor Nigerians lives when they want their votes.”

He recalled that in a widely circulated video clip, that NCS had declared millions of seized bags of rice as unfit for human consumption going by the chemicals supposedly used by the smugglers in preserving them before bringing them to Nigeria.

Odeyemi, therefore, wondered why the Federal Government would through the same agency release such rice to Nigerians as palliatives.

He said, “It is irreconcilable if in the name of saving the lives of Nigerians against the coronavirus pandemic, the same government is giving Nigerians poisonous rice as palliative; we wonder how a government that claims to value the lives of its people will openly toy with the idea of feeding them with expired food.”

Odeyemi said a similar story in Osun State where adulterated and expired bags of rice were shared to the people in the name of palliatives landed many people in the hospital was still fresh in the minds of the people.

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“This is to say the least, a wicked and an ungodly act considering what would have been the consequence should the Oyo State Government have gone ahead with the distribution of the 1,800 bags of rice without checking it. This act is condemnable,” he said.

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