The Honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq said, “there’s hardly anyone in Nigeria who didn’t receive the Federal Government Palliative care in this trial COVID 19 Pandemic. All the tribes in Nigeria received the palliative, Infact it was evenly distributed.
“Hearing some tribe crying of marginalization, especially the Eastern parts of Nigeria and the South South that no palliative care was given to them tends to blackmail.
“Nobody in the Eastern or South Southern parts of Nigeria will say he or she didn’t receive any palliative from the government, especially the Federal government relieved cash transfer sent to their respective bank accounts.
About 95% of them received the relief fund. Those I will say that didn’t receive the funds are children, those still in Primary and Secondary school but every average Igbo man and woman received the palliative care and the relief fund cash transfer.
“Asking me if this could be the reason for the increase in volume of their agitation has nothing to do with the Federal government relieved cash transfer because all of them received the relief fund through their individual bank accounts.
Agitation will not help this country to grow but doing the right thing not to blackmail the government”, she concluded.