Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to Governors across the states who are yet to distribute the Covid-19 Palliatives meant for citizens to do so.
Falana strongly kicked against the act of “hoarding” the Covid-19 Palliatives that were given by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID to the government.
He further described it as a crime against humanity.
Falana said, “It is almost like a crime against humanity just as some public officers have diverted money meant for providing palliatives for internally displaced persons.
“I mean you ask yourself, what level of stealing is this? And so, this is why we are worried that the members of the ruling class in Nigeria will have to have a rethink that there are certain areas you must not get to in looting the treasuries of the country.
“Again, I want to appeal here for warehouses that have not been touched. If palliatives have been stored, I want to appeal to all the state governors in Nigeria to emulate the example of the Sokoto State governor that simply, in the view of this challenge, distributed the items.
“How can a government hoard indomie? It’s intolerable. It’s provocative. Our government will have to apologise to the Nigerian people.”
On the other hand, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, denied the asseveration on Monday that governors hoarded palliatives meant for distribution to Nigerians in order to ameliorate their sufferings during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.