Nigeria’s 43 Cabinet Ministers have donated 50 percent of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who however, did not specify exactly how much the gesture translates in terms of Naira.
He 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,” 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.