The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has announced that members of the House will be donating their 2months salary to fight COVID-19.
The Speaker made this announcement in a video message today. Senators and Ministers of the federal republic had earlier extended similar gestures.
Gbajabiamila in the message said he had directed the clerk of the National Assembly to see that all members’ salaries for two months are transferred to the National Relief Fund.
Excerpts from the video read:
“We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing one hundred percent (100%) of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“Our contribution will support provisions for the welfare of frontline medical professionals and health workers, and other interventions to provide for the wellbeing of all Nigerians through these trying times.
“Accordingly, I have directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to see to it that all members’ salaries are transferred to the National Relief Fund for this month and the next.
“This is independent of ongoing individual efforts by members to alleviate the suffering brought on by this virus and to improve the living conditions of citizens in their various constituencies.