Kwara state Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq his donating his full salaries to the cause of finding lasting solution to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world at large. In the last two weeks, there have been records of over 800 cases recorded in Nigeria alone and donations and supports have been shown from major quaters to support the cause.
Gov. Rasaq, in statement made available to City People. wrote
Since I was inaugurated, I have not taken my salary. I am now donating the accumulated sum, from May 29 to date, to help provide palliative measures to the vulnerable among our people who have been asked to stay at home, and boost our capacity to cope against the Covid-19 if it ever comes to Kwara state.
This time calls for sacrifice from everyone and I especially commend the gestures of my brother Alhaji Lai Muhammed and my sister Senator Gbemisola, who are part of the ministers that have donated half of their salaries to the national efforts to fight the virus. Also, on behalf of my people, I express our deepest appreciation to Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu and Mr Tony Elumelu for their generous donations to Kwara State.
It is against this background that I appeal to all well-meaning corporate bodies and individuals to emulate these great Nigerians by joining our efforts in Kwara State. Donations can be made to the Kwara State Technical Commitee. Anyone can also donate food stuff for release to the poor people to further ease our campaign to keep the virus out of Kwara.
I have also directed the technical committee on COVID-19 to begin distribution of palliatives, including food stuffs, to the people this week.
Finally, I implore you all to please stay at home and maintain social distancing.
May God protect us all.
HE. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq