Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has donated his 10-month salaries from May 29, 2019 to date, as part of his administration’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Governor AbdulRasaq made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaiye on Sunday in Ilorin, the state’s capital.
“Whereas our state has no confirmed case of Coronavirus as at now, we have been taking every step necessary to ensure we keep Kwara safe. Such measures have included keeping our people at home while we ramp up investments in our capacity to cope with this global health emergency.”
“This time calls for sacrifice from everyone as humanity needs all the help it can get. For this reason, I am hereby donating 100% of my monthly salary since May 29, 2019 when I was sworn in to our efforts to prevent this virus from getting to us, provide palliatives to our people, as well as boost our capacity to cope if it ever comes,” the statement said.
The Governor also commended members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for donating half of their monthly salary to the national efforts to fight the virus.