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Public Health Nigeria Condemns CACOVID’s Attempt To Demonize BUA Over Vaccine
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Public Health Nigeria Condemns CACOVID’s Attempt To Demonize BUA Over Vaccine

When the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) a private sector-led initiative was established to assist the government in combating the Coronavirus disease in the country, the Public Health community lauded the initiative because it was a noble idea. However, according to a statement by the Executive Director of Public Health Nigeria, Dr. Oche Joseph Otorkpa the events of the past 24 Hours has clearly shown that the Organization has lost focus in the midst of a second wave that has ravaged Africa and continues to take lives and destroy businesses across Nigeria. The original purpose of the relief fund was to support the Federal government of Nigeria in containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies...
CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
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CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

The private sector-led coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has disowned the statement by the BUA group, stating that the company plans to purchase one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria. In a statement issued earlier on Monday, the BUA group had announced that it would purchase one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, through the AfreximBank vaccine programme in partnership with Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). However, in a statement, CACOVID denied BUA’s contribution to securing the doses, stating that purchase of the vaccine cannot be done by individuals or companies, but only through the federal government.
EndSARS: CACOVID To Rebuild 44 Police Stations, Donates ₦100 Billion For Arms – Godwin Emefiele
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EndSARS: CACOVID To Rebuild 44 Police Stations, Donates ₦100 Billion For Arms – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said the Coalition Alliance Against COVID- 19 will rehabilitate all the police stations that were damaged in the country as a result of wanton destruction and lootings that followed the recent #EndSARS protests . Emefiele spoke during a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday at the office of the CBN. He also disclosed that CACOVID had so far spent N43 .27bn on the acquisition of medical equipment and supplies, and food palliatives for the vulnerable, among others. The CBN governor said the alliance planned to spend N 150bn on youth empowerment. He said , “ CACOVID has committed to fully rehabilitate all 44 damaged and destroyed police stations nationwide in a bid to restore provision of security in affected locations . “ To further...
CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives
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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country. The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society. Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million mos...
We Kept Palliatives Ahead Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 – Governors
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We Kept Palliatives Ahead Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 – Governors

Some Nigerians upon the recent discovery of undistributed relief materials have taken to carting them away, berating the governors for stealing items meant for the public. Nigerian state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors' Forum said the recent cache of palliatives discovered by citizens in warehouses across the country was kept in anticipation of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Some Nigerians upon the recent discovery of undistributed relief materials have taken to carting them away, berating the governors for stealing items meant for the public. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, on behalf of the governors in a statement, said, “The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumour...
COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum
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COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has since the EndSARS demonstrations started, held several meetings to address the underlying concerns and members have aligned themselves with the call for justice leading to the setting up of judicial panels in the States of the Federation against Police brutality. The NGF regrets the loss of lives and property occasioned by the violent protests that erupted, and calls for calm. A lot of the information circulating the social media needs to be fact checked. The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumours which further creates panic and stampede. For example, some of the properties stolen and vandalized, include palliatives set aside for vulnerable members of society. The NGF reemphasizes and corrects the impressio...
Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana
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Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to state governors still ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 palliatives at different warehouses in the country to distribute the relief items to citizens immediately. The rights lawyer described as crime against humanity, the alleged ‘hoarding’ of the food items donated to states by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID. He made this known on Monday in an interview with Arise TV monitored by The PUNCH. Falana said, “It is almost like a crime against humanity just as some public officers have diverted money meant for providing palliatives for internally displaced persons. “I mean you ask yourself, what level of stealing is this? And so, this is why we are worried that the members of the ruling class in Niger...
Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria
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Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria

In the last few days, Nigerians have discovered various warehouses where the COVID19 palliatives donated by CACOVID were stored. The Nigerians took as many of the items. The palliatives comprising of food items were stored in the warehouses and were supposed to be distributed to the less privileged Nigerians. Nigerians took social media to blast the government for keeping the items when they were supposed to have immediately distributed to Nigerisns Well, filmmaker, Masurah Isah, shared a post on her Instastories where she pointed out that the discovery of the palliatives shows that the President is not the problem in Nigeria. Zahra Buhari-Indimi who is President Buhari's daughter saw the post and reposted it on her Instastories.
Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza
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Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza

Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group. The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State owned and its usage was made available to the CaCOVID group. The State Government had been allowed to commence rebagging of food items allotted to it from the quantities meant for South West States. The rebagging was being done to account for each beneficiary receipt, as was required and monitored by the CACOVID team. ...
BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID
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BUA Donates Additional ₦350 Million To CACOVID

BUA Group has donated an additional sum of 350million Naira to CACOVID (the CBN-led Private Sector Coalition on Covid-19) bringing to 1.35billion Naira, its total donation to CACOVID. In another development, BUA also announced the donation of 100million Naira to the Kebbi State Government to support victims of the recent flooding in the State. Speaking on the donations, the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, said BUA remains committed to its sustainable development obligations as a responsible corporate citizen and will keep supporting various social and humanitarian interventions wherever it can. Rabiu also specifically commended the efforts of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele in coordinating the CACOVID intervention efforts in a transp...
Governors Meet Today To Review COVID-19 Strategy
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Governors Meet Today To Review COVID-19 Strategy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID-19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly overcome the effects of the pandemic. The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, is also expected to participate in the meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday. This was contained in an invitation from the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru, to the governors. According to the invitation, issues to be discussed at the meeting include: “an update from the Presidential Task Force, on Covid-19, a new initiative code-named CACOVID – Volunteer Health Workers Support Scheme...