Ministers donate 50% of their March salaries to support fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigerian ministers have donated 50% of their salary for the month of March, 2020 to support the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday March 27, 2020 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 their March salaries to support fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

“This global virus outbreak will require nations, continents and smaller communities to pull together to contribute their resources and support one another,” the minister of state for transportation was quoted as saying.

“This will facilitate an early resolution of the problem.”

Mohammed said the ministers also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria has so far recorded 81 cases of the virus and one death. Three patients have recovered and have since been discharged from hospital.

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