Oyo state government is set to return the 1,800 bags of rice it received from the federal government.
The rice donated by the federal government through Nigerian Customs Service were all infected and unhealthy for human consumption.
Executive Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde, Dr. Debo Akande who confirmed this to newsmen on Friday at the secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan said the committees set up to re-examine the rice have warned that it is not consumable.
While revealing that the rice will be rejected, Dr. Akande added that the rejection will not delay the distribution of palliatives to the vulnerable in the state.
He said the state has received a large number of items that will be distributed in the next couple of days.
You will recall that Mrs. Helen Ngozi, the Area Controller, Oyo and Osun Customs command, had on Monday, 20th of April, 2020, delivered 1,800 bags of rice to the Oyo state government on behalf of the Nigeria Customs Service with the claim that all the 1,800 bags of rice were good for consumption, saying the customs would never mix expired rice with good ones.