The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq has stated that all tribes in Nigeria benefited from the Federal Government’s palliative distribution during in the middle of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sadiya’s claim followed a series of arguments from the southern and eastern parts of the country over alleged marginalization in the distribution of palliatives.
In her words, the minister said:
In her words, “There is hardly anyone in Nigeria who didn’t receive the Federal Government palliatives care in this trial COVID-19 pandemic. All the tribes in Nigeria received the the palliatives, in fact it was evenly distributed.”
“Hearing some tribes crying of marginalization, especially the Eastern parts of Nigeria and the South South that no palliative care was given to them tends to blackmail,” she stated.