Nigerian ministers donate 50% of their March salaries to fight coronavirus
Nigeria’s 43 Cabinet Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the #COVID19 pandemic in the country.
In a tweet and statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. 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.
Ministers Donate 50% of March Salary To Support COVID-19 Efforts
— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) March 28, 2020
”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.
Recall that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is currently ravaging nations across the world with Nigeria confirming 81 cases on Friday night.