COVID-19: Lagos Gifts Rice To Hausa Community

By Ezra Odogu, Abuja
Lagos State Government has released images of rice delivered as palliatives to the Hausa Community through the Arewa Council of Chiefs in the State.
This development is part of ongoing efforts by the state government to ensure residents are provided palliatives as the federal government’s lockdown orders are complied with, due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
Architect Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, the Lagos State’s Commissioner of Waterfront Development delivered the rice on behalf of the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to the Arewa Council.
The clarification became necessary considering that the council had called out the State’s Commissioner of Waterfront, Architect Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, for “allegedly claiming that the council had been giving several tonnes of rice.
The council has claimed it has not received even a grain of rice from the Lagos State government, while warning people to abstain from using its name to carry out fraudulent activities.
However, acknowledging delivery of the gifts by the Lagos State Government, the Chairman of the Arewa Council in the state, Alhaji Sani Kabiru, represented by Sarkin Hausawa of Idi-Araba, Alhaji Hassan Auyo and Dan-Iya of Lagos, thanked the state government for the demonstration of magnanimity.
He praised the government for the goodwill exhibited in ensuring the items were presented by Commissioner on behalf of the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noting the council will ensure the items reach members of the community.

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