The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have denied hoarding Palliatives that are designed for the people as cushion following the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The governors who noted that no State has been involved in or has hoarded any palliatives, described as erroneous, the impression in the public domain that the palliatives were hoarded following instructions by the state governors,
Nigeria’s 36 governors have denied hoarding the food items donated by the organised private sector to ease the economic hardship imposed on the poor by the COVID-19 lockdown. A group of Nigerian businesspersons and corporate organizations, which calls itself Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), contributed billions of naira to help the country fight the rampaging coronavirus which has now killed 1,130 citizens and infected 61,992 others.
The NGF says "governors have endorsed the demands by demonstrators for improved governance". The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), on Monday, said it would address the demands of Nigerian youth protesting police brutality and harassment across the country.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the platform of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said though they acknowledged the concerns of many Nigerians, especially youths that have been affected by the excesses of some officials of SARS, scrapping it was not the answer.
"...all police officers who participated in the abuse or actions that might have led to injury or the death of innocent citizens must be fished out and brought to book."