Nigerian senators on Monday agreed to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to support the efforts being made to contain the spread and treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Nigeria. Senators donate 50%.
Senator Godiya Akwashiki, the acting spokesman of the Senate, confirmed in a statement released in Abuja.
Akwashiki said the monthly donation would be “sustained” until the COVID-19 pandemic is wiped out of the country.
Akwashiki said: “After due consultations following a keen review of the national efforts to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Senate wishes to announce that from March 2020, Distinguished Senators will be donating 50 percent of their salaries to these efforts to stop the spread of the disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, in our country.
“This monthly contribution from the Upper Legislative Chamber will be sustained until Nigeria is declared safe from the ravages of this deadly disease.
The Senate on Monday said that Senators have agreed to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to support the efforts being made to contain the spread and treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Nigeria.
“The Senate commends the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari and the administration towards the goal of securing our nation against this plague.