Coronavirus: Buhari’s ministers donate half of March salary


The forty-three ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have donated half of their March salary to the efforts against the novel Coronavirus.

This was contained in a statement by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

It reads: “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 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.

”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.”

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