From Ifeoma Ejiofor Awka
Anambra State government has declared that palliatives are not for sale in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu stated this on Tuesday in a press statement.
Sir Nwosu said, “The attention of Anambra State Government has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous elements who are collecting money from people in our communities in the name of registering them for the collection of palliatives.
“Government wishes to make it clear that palliatives’ distribution, which will soon commence in Anambra State, is not for sale.” He stressed.
Sir Nwosu condemned the activities of the mischievous individuals who he said are taking undue advantage of government policies to dupe people and make money.
He urged the public or anyone who is approached to pay for such registration to refuse and immediately report the individual(s) or group(s) to law enforcement agents, President-General of their community or the Transition Committee Chairman of their Local Government.
Sir Nwosu threatened that anybody caught collecting the illegal registration fee will have himself or herself to blame.