Etsu-Nupe of Warri, Alhaji Tajudeen Zuberu

Kelvin Peter, Warri

The Etsu-Nupe of Warri, Alhaji Tajudeen Zuberu has said that half bag of garri, two cartons of noodles, two bags of beans, and six bags of 10kg rice were given as palliative to Arewa community in Warri by the Delta state government.

Etsu-Nupe of Warri and its environs, Alhaji Zuberu on Wednesday morning stressed that he personally shared four cups of beans and two cups of rice as palliatives to hundred people in Hausa-quater Warri South Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the palliative are part of measures to cushion the hunger effects caused by the restriction of movement.

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It was learnt that the palliative was only shared to about fifty indigenes of Arewa community in Warri.

Hausa people at Igbudu market and Hausa quarters in Warri received palliatives from the State Government through the Warri South Council Chairman, Dr. Michael Tidi as well as the Councillor representing the Igbudu ward, Hon. Kingsley Edafeadjebre.

“People are thinking that government brought bags of foodstuffs each for it citizens, but you can see that the one brought by the State Government is not enough.”

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“I am the one that shared it. It was not enough, You can see it. Let me show you. If you can snap it, I will be very, very happy. I was the one that shared it.

“They gave me 50 names that I should put and the Sarki Hausawa was given 50 too. What we have on the ground was not enough to give to everybody.

“So, I gave them 4 cups of beans, 2 cups of rice. That’s how I shared it to people. Some people are even getting 4 cups of beans and spaghetti, one indomie. That’s how we shared it. So, they have to manage. That’s just for only a day.

“If you’re alone, you can manage it for a day but if you’re not alone, you have family, that will not even take all of you for a meal.

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Six (10kg) bags of rice were given to the Nupe people to share.

There has been rumors that a cup of rice and beans were shared in other villages in Delta State but the State Government had refuted same saying its palliatives were fully in bags distributed and shared amongst its citizens.