Residents of Yobe State have accused government officials and politicians in the state of diverting 500 bags of rice delivered by the North East Development Commission as relief materials to the people.
According to them, a sub-committee of Yobe COVID-19 team shared 3000 bags of rice to commissioners and other political appointees, while the remaining 2000 bags went to friends and cronies of the officials.
“Diversion of assistance meant for the masses is not a new thing in Yobe State. It is just getting worst. In some states even if people are shortchanged at least a few masses got the palliatives, but in Yobe Government officials and their cronies divert everything. When will this end?” a resident of Potiskum, who craved anonymity, said.
The State Emergency Management Authority, however, said it had been distributing relief materials to residents of the state long before the Coronavirus outbreak.
It said the relief materials including food have been distributed across the different ways of the state.