Alleged COVID-19 Palliatives Are Poisonous And Can Kill, Do Not Eat – Ekiti Government Warns Looters

The consumption of the looted items at the Federal Government’s silos and the Agric Development Programme warehouse in Ado-Ekiti has been described as harmful by the Ekiti Government.

Recall that residents of Ekiti stormed the warehouse on Friday October 23, and carted away several food items.

The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode has disclosed in a statement that the COVID-19 palliatives in the state are poisonous and can kill because they were preserved with chemicals.

The statement read;

“Ekiti State has NO CACOVID palliative warehouse as all the palliatives have been distributed.

“The items being carted away are Single Super Phosphate fertilizer and NPK which they have erroneously identified as Gaari.

“The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) store has emergency supplies for disaster response e.g. flood, fire or any other emergencies.

“Some are even making away with corns preserved for planting, with chemical prefermentation. All these items are poisonous and not fit for consumption!

“We appeal to our people not to consume these items because they can kill.”