The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman, said he has given out all his salary from May, 2019 to battle COVID-19. He stated that this money with other money and other donations from well meaning Nigerians will be shared to most vulnerable among Kwara people staying at home.
The Governor who stated this on his social media handle said “Since I was inaugurated, I have not taken my salary. I’m now donating the accumulated sum, from May 29 to date, to help provide palliative measures to the vulnerable among our people who are at home, and boost our capacity to cope against the Covid-19 if it ever comes to Kwara.
“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.”