By Muhammad Lawal
Kebbi State commissioners have unanimously resolved to contribute half of their monthly salaries to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mahmud Warra, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi.
Warra said the gesture was an unalloyed commitment towards ensuring successful onslaught against the ravaging global pandemic.
He said: “Commissioners who are members of the Kebbi State Executive Council (SEC) have each donated 50 per cent of their monthly salaries to assist in the fight against the dreaded virus.
“This is part of our collective resolve as always, to support the laudable and people-oriented initiatives of Gov. Abubakar Bagudu in his quest to further move Kebbi State forward”.
Warra said in view of the prevailing campaign against the spread of COVID-19, the commissioners and members of the SEC would solidly stand behind Gov. Bagudu to attain safety and protection of the citizenry.
“This is also to boost the myriad of measures that have so far been employed by the state government to protect the good people of Kebbi State from the Coronavirus pandemic.
“May the Almighty Allah continue to assist the governor and the entire people of the state so that Kebbi will continue to grow from strength to strength,” he added.