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Akeredolu: why COVID-19 palliatives sharing was delayed


By Osagie Otabor, Akure

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said the sharing of COVID-19 palliatives was delayed because the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) insisted on official launch.

Akeredolu, who denied deliberate hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives, said his administration had continuously distributed the palliatives to the poor.

He said Ondo State was saved from the looting spree of hoodlums because there were not much palliatives to loot.

The governor spoke at a service to mark the third year enthronement of the Bishop of Owo Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt.  Revd. Dr. Stephen Fagbemi, at the All Saints Church, Idasen, Owo. He said those states where the palliatives were warehoused were waiting to receive the remaining items and conduct of a launch of the CA-COVID-19.

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