By Wisdom Nwedene, Abakaliki
Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Tuesday after said the only COVID-19 Palliative that is left now in the state is meant for the students of Ebonyi State University.
9NEWS NIGERIA reports that hoodlums have been attacking warehouse in different states, looking for COVID-19 Palliatives.
In Ebonyi State, Umahi said over 600,000 Ebonyians including those in Lagos and Abuja got the COVID-19 Palliatives.
Umahi said : “We have shared all palliatives we bought for our people.”
“You are aware that we spent billions buying palliative which we shared to you, polling unit by polling unit irrespective of political alliances.”
” We reached over 600,000 Ebonyians including those in Lagos and Abuja, the little one left now is left for our Ebonyi State University Students who were not in session.”
“School has resumed; they have started carrying their items, the only items left are being taken now by students and they are 50 bags of just 10kg rice, 200 bags of 20kg rice 1,500 cartons of tin tomatoes, 2000 gallons of oil, 2000 cartons of noodles and these items for the students put together is not up to what we gave to polling units. “
“We do not have any palliatives unshared. We have gone ahead with both the state and Local government to make provision for the second phase of palliative slated for December for our people.”
“We have stood with our people in this trying period notwithstanding our meager resources.”
” We are working on how to assist our parents to ensure our students go back to school by reducing school fees, but you must know that there is opportunity cost, when one is done, another one may not be done because of our meager resources.”
” I, therefore, ask Ebonyians to go back to their normal activities while I offer my heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their lives, property and wounded.”
” I call on all youths, whether good or bad to dialogue with my government and make their inputs in governance.”
” have today set aside the sum of 2.6bn SME fund for organized youths cooperative in all the Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State. Let us dialogue on how you could benefit from it. This is aside from the over 100 Executive Council members, over 1100 TAs and over 2000 Ebonyians who occupy political positions in the state of which 90 percent of those who occupy this political position are youth and over 30 percent of them are also women.”
” We have done a lot in our empowerment program including the One Man, One Hectare of Land which over 2000 youths are participating.”
” I again plead with our young ones, please, no more attacks, no more destruction of our common asset, no more killing us, killing you or even security agencies.”
” Together we are strong and together, this moment will pass over us to the glory of God.”