Rice and other Items for Displaced persons: Fact Check
Out of the total 6821 bags of rice allocated to Edo State, the total number of bags of rice received by the Edo State government was four thousand six hundred and thirty nine (4,639). Two thousand one hundred and eighty two (2,182) bags were bad, unfit for consumption and were not collected by the state government.
These figures can be verified from the Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigerian Army who witnessed the process of receiving the items.
No single jar of vegetable oil was received because all of them were expired according to the dates marked on the containers by the manufacturers.
Christmas Eve, 24 December, 2017, IDP camp Uhogua received 500 bags of rice.
Also on Christmas Eve, fifty sacks of used shoes were given to the IDPs in Uhogua. Two weeks ago, IDP camp Uhogua received another 2, 101 bags of rice.
Displaced people in Edo Central, Edo North and orphanages received 1421 bags of rice.
The remaining 617 bags are in the State govt warehouse in ministry of works, Sapele Road, Benin City. We also have about thirty-five sacks of used shoes in the store scheduled for distribution in the weeks ahead.
Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy