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We rejected FG’s rice donation because it has expired- Benue State



The three trailers load of rice donated by the Federal Government through the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs as COVID-19 palliatives has been rejected by the Benue State Government.

Speaking on why it was rejected the state Deputy Governor and chairman of the State Emergency Committee on COVID-19 , Benson Abounu said the rice deliveries have expired and are no longer fit for human consumption.

Abonu  went on to say that even though the bags of rice had been taken to the three senatorial zones, the government has decided to return them to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs since “we cannot afford to risk the health of our citizen by giving them expired rice to eat.”

The deputy governor also revealed that the state government spent about N2 million to purchase the bags of rice.

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