Rain has allegedly destroyed food palliatives donated to Kano State by the Federal Government to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had donated 139 truck-loads of grains to the state for distribution to the less privileged.
Daily Nigerian reports that the food items, including 6000 bags of 50kg of rice, 42,600 bags of maize, 17,400 bags of guinea corn, 17,400 bags of millet and 2000 20 litre jerry cans of cooking oil, were kept at the premises of Kano Agricultural Supply Company, KASCO, located at Farm Center area.
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However, a rain storm destroyed the food items on Monday.
Prof. Mohammed Yahuza-Bello, Chairman of Kano State Fundraising Committee for COVID-19, said that the evacuation and distribution of the food items were scheduled to start on Thursday.
However, a member of the committee, who preferred not to be mentioned denied the claim that the rainfall had destroyed a greater quantity of the food items. He said the items were covered with cloth.