COVOD-19 Ministers Donate 50% of March Salary To Support COVID-19 Efforts

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Nigeria’s 43 Cabinet Ministers have donated 50 per cent of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Duaglobalnews reports that the ministers’ donation is coming on the heels of the rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria with stood at 81 as at March 27 with one casualty.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, quoted the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, who coordinated the donation, as saying it was a gesture of solidarity and support for
the Federal Government’s efforts to tackle the disease.

”This global virus outbreak will require nations, continents and smaller communities to pull together to contribute their resources and support one another. This will facilitate an early resolution of the problem,” Alhaji Mohammed further quoted Senator Saraki as saying.

The Ministers also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Segun Adeyemi
Special Assistant To The President
Office of The Minister of Information and Culture
28 March 2020

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