Kwara State, Nigeria (CABNC) – His Excellency Gov. AbdulRahman is reportedly donating his entire salary since inaugurated as the Executive Governor of Kwara State to fight Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. AbdulRasaq said, “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, Chairman BUA and Mr Tony Elumelu, Chairman Heirs Holdings for their generous donations to Kwara State. Says Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq
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 Committee. 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. Says Gov. AbdulRahman