The recent theft of warehouses where donations are stored across the country has responded to the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) claiming that the looted food was intended to be distributed to two million households across the nation.
From Lagos to Jos, Ede, Ilorin and many other cities, there has been major looting of warehouses across the country. Poor and hungry Nigerians have been looking for food palliatives that state governments hoard in warehouses across the country.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria is an impoverished country, with over 82 million Nigerians living on less than $1 a day.
The coalition expressed concern about what it described as a deliberate destruction of public and private property in a statement made available to GIDIANDMIMI so as to encourage state governments to administer the palliative to needy Nigerians.
GIDIANDMIMI acknowledges that CACOVID was founded by private sector leaders to support the efforts of the Nigerian Government to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and its members include more than 50 partners across the world, all in the private sector.
CACOVID reported that the lockdown around the nation had affected the distribution of the relief material as there was a national movement limit.