The case of infested rice been distributed as a palliative in the southwest region as began to become an issue of great concern to all stakeholders in the region as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State rejected bags of rice sent to the state by the Federal Government.

It was gathered that most of the 1800 bags received by the state from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management were not fit for human consumption.

The 1,800 bags of rice and vegetable oil were sent to the State by the Federal Government as part of measures to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on residents.

 

ELIO REPORT  recalls this is coming days after Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Government cried out over the development when he rejected the expired 1800 bags of rice received from FG and ordered the immediate return of the palliatives.Similarly, Governor Akeredolu was said to have expressed displeasure on the situation when he received the palliative items at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, following which he ordered the rejection.

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