Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has insisted that no governor in Nigeria deliberately hoarded COVID-19 palliatives, as it is been insinuated.
Akeredolu stated this on Sunday, while speaking at the church service marking the 3rd anniversary of enthronement of the Bishop of Owo Diocese, the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi, held at the All Saints Church Idasen Owo, Ondo State.
The governor’s claim is coming after many warehouses in various states of the federation were broken into, with palliative items carted away by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #ENDSARS protest.
The reelected governor of Ondo State, who is also a Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, said the insistence on official flag-off ceremony by the Coalition Against COVID-19 before the distribution was largely responsible for the delay in distributing the items to the people of the states.
He said, “Those states where the palliatives were warehoused, were also waiting for the donation of the remaining items and flag-off by the CA-COVID-19.”
The governor also explained that the state did not experience the kind of looting that happened in other states because of the continuous distribution of the palliatives.
Also speaking on his re-election, Akeredolu described his victory at the October governorship polls as God’s project which no man could truncate.