- A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, discloses that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half salaries
- Adesina says both leaders chose to be paid half of their monthly salaries since the inception of the present administration in 2015
The presidential aide, however, did not disclose what purpose the unpaid halves were used for over the years
A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half of their monthly salaries before the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adesina made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 31, during an interview on Channels television.
He said both leaders chose to be paid half of their salaries since the inception of the present administration in 2015.
The presidential aide, however, did not disclose what purpose the unpaid halves were used for over the years.
“Already, the Vice President and the President are earning 50 per cent. Right from the beginning of the administration (the first term), they had elected to earn half of the salaries they should earn,” the presidential aide said.
Meanwhile, the war against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit a massive breakthrough as Oyo government confirmed the discharge of the index case in the state.
Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, made this known in a statement on Monday, March 30, the Nation reports.
According to Adisa, the index case was discharged after the completion of his treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital Isolation Centre in Ibadan.
He stressed that the patient, an American returnee, tested negative to two consecutive coronavirus tests.
In another report, a day after donating N1 billion for the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria, billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has donated N25,000 to each of her foundation's registered widows and orphans in the six geopolitical zones in the country.
The money was donated to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the beneficiaries.
Legit.ng gathers that the foundation, Rose of Sharon Foundation, made the disclosure on its official Twitter page on Tuesday, March 31.
The billionaire businesswoman also announced the donation on her official LinkedIn page.
However, as the government declared a total lockdown in places like Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, a Nigerian lady, Rosemary Egbo, has voiced her opinion on the development.
She said that the lockdown will do more harm than good to the Nigerian citizens as there is an absence of appropriate welfare packages.
Rosemary also wondered why despite the billions of naira donated, no provisions have been given to the people.
She also said she has not seen the government distribute common safety materials like toiletries or hand sanitizers.
The Nigerian lady said that unlike other countries where there are stimulus packages to cushion the effect of staying at home, the Nigerian government has done nothing in that regard.
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