Nigerian ministers donate 50% salary to support COVID-19 efforts
London, March 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Members of the Nigerian cabinet of Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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 by the 43 ministers 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.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has now recorded 81 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, as eleven new cases were recorded on Friday night.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the eleven new cases recorded are in Lagos, Enugu and Edo states
“11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State
“As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
“ 3 have been discharged with 1 death,” it added.