All the 43 members of the Federal Cabinet have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
According to a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Minister of Information and Culture in abuja on Saturday in Abuja, 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 that the gesture was a declaration of solidarity and support for the Federal Government in its efforts towards tackling the pandemic.
”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.