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Federal Government’s Palliative Rice Not Safe To Eat- Governor Udom Says


Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State has revealed that the 1,800 bags received from the Federal Government as palliatives to cushion the effect of coronavirus lockdown are unsafe.

Recall that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Government was the first Governor to cry out over the development when he rejected the expired 1800 bags of rice received from FG and ordered immediate return of the palliatives.

Similarly, Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom was said to have expressed displeasure on the situation when he received the palliative items at the Government House.

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Udom stated that the rice has been sent for testing to see if they are safe for consumption before they can be distributed to people.

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“The only palliative we have gotten from the Federal Government is 1,800 bags of custom bonded warehouse rice. As I am taking to you, the rice is in the warehouse. It is a gift. We have sent it for test and until the test result is out, we will not distribute it to our citizens. It is not good for consumption,” he said.