- Mansur Manu Soro, a member of House of Representatives, has urged his colleagues to sacrifice their March salaries for the fight against coronavirus
- Soro said if all 360 members contribute N1 million each, N360 million would be raised to combat the spread of the disease
- The lawmaker said the money would help procure ventilators that are needed to keep people attacked by the virus alive by delivering oxygen to them
A member of the lower legislative chamber representing Ganjuwa/Darazo federal constituency area of Bauchi state, Mansur Manu Soro, has appealed to his colleagues to sacrifice their March salaries and allowances to raise N360 million for the pandemic coronavirus in the country.
Daily Trust reports that the federal lawmaker also called for collective support to ameliorate the effects on lockdown by the federal government on ordinary people.
Legit.ng gathered that Soro, who made the call, wants his colleagues to contribute N1 million each to buy ventilators and other medical consumables needed to fight and treat victims of the coronavirus disease.
He said the contribution would help procure ventilators that are needed to keep people attacked by the virus alive by delivering oxygen to them.
The lawmaker noted that if his colleagues contribute N1 million each, the N360m raised could buy many ventilators. He said a ventilator cost about N9.5m.
“Sacrifice epitomizes leadership. I wish to humbly call on my colleagues, members of the House of Representatives, let’s sacrifice our March 2020 salary and allowances to contribute N1 million each to procure ventilators,” he said.
He added that when procured, the ventilators would be distributed to public hospitals in the 36 states and FCT.
On his part, another member of the House of Representatives, Solomon Maren said the economic stimulus bill 2020 passed by the House, as well as the motion to provide palliative measures, are meant to serve all Nigerians.
He said the bill, as well as the motion, are all-encompassing for all Nigerians as it considered the economic challenges posed by the virus which had a devastating economic effect on the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that riot police in Kenya has fired tear gas into a crowded market in the country so as to enforce social distancing directive the government gave over the coronavirus pandemic.
In a video posted on Twitter by Quick Take by Bloomberg, police could be seen firing tear gas on those that flouted the directive.
It was gathered that the people called on the government to provide them with money if they are to maintain social distancing.
In another report, a lady identified as Precious Williams shared a heart-wrenching experience about how she is struggling to cope after testing positive for coronavirus.
Precious disclosed in a message on social media that she tested positive for the COVID-19 and she asked her friends to remember her in their prayers for a speedy recovery.
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