Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management And Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farooq has said that the ministry shared 70,000 tonnes of foodstuff to the 36 state governors during the covid 19 lockdown period.
Speaking to BBC Hausa service on Tuesday in Zamfara state, the minister said she also shared 145 trailers of rice to the states.
“For me, I have done my job. We shared foodstuff to the state governors and it is not in the mid-night, everyone has seen it.
“About 70,000 tonnes of foodstuff was shared. The rice we get from custom was shared to the 36 states, only some grains that was shared to 24 states only,” the minister said.
On the reasons given by some state governors that they didn’t share the stuff in anticipation of the second phase of COVID-19, the minister said that is left for them.
“That is left for the governors to answer this question. I have shared the stuff and have the record with us and the truth has revealed itself,” she added.
She added that the ministry directed the governors to share the foodstuff from the days they were delivered to them during the lockdown period, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
She said plans are underway to look at the possibilities of giving another foodstuff to the states since hoodlums have taken away some of them.