43 Ministers donate 50% of March salaries toward coronavirus fight
Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmaad, has announced that 43 Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries, to support the fight against Coronavirus outbreak.
So for, eminent Nigerians, religious organizations and cooperate bodies, have made donations to support efforts to contain the pandemic. The United Bank for Africa (UBA) on Thursday announced a donation of 5 billion Naira (about $13 million), to provide beds for isolation centers, intensive care unit facilities and direct access to medical advice to up to 450,000 citizens every day. Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Aliko Dangote, have all contributed 1 billion Naira (about $2.7 million) each, to support the government in curtailing the pandemic in Nigeria.
Bashir said “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.”