Coronavirus: We donated two months salaries against our wish - Lado Suleja
- Lado Suleja, a member of the House of Representatives said lawmakers donated their two months salaries to the fight against COVID-19 against their wish
- The lawmaker said the legislators were coerced into donating two months salaries to the fight against COVID-19
- Suleja stated that most of the lawmakers were not happy to donate their two months salaries
Abubakar Lado Abdullahi Suleja, a member of the House of Representatives has said he and other lawmakers in the House donated their two months salaries to the fight against COVID-19 against their wish.
The lawmaker speaking in a radio interview in his constituency said the legislators were coerced into donating their two months salaries, Premium Times reports.
Lado who represents Guevara/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger state said despite the fact that he made the donation of his salary against his wish, he still helps his constituents who are in desperate need.
Suleja stated most of the lawmakers were not happy to donate their two months salaries.
“Yes, we donated the salaries because of the progress of Nigeria but I’m assuring you, most of us were not happy about it, that’s the truth,” he said.
“It’s Just the way you see workers not happy about salary deductions without their consent.”
Meanwhile, as Nigeria grapples to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nigerian firm, Octo5 Holdings has pledged to empower 300 families in its host community in the nation's commercial capital, Lagos.
The firm also announced that it is working with its partners to donate a 100-bed isolation facility to the Lagos state government to help in the fight against the virus.
A statement issued on Tuesday, April 14 by Babajide Odusolu, owner of the firm, said that the company also planned to empower small businesses.
According to him, the monies originally appropriated for commercial advertising has now been re-budgeted for COVID-19 sensitisation.
He said that the move is a stop-gap measure, having taken cognizance of the resulting economic losses when the pandemic eventually ends.
His words: “This crisis has challenged us to live by our creed that the community is at the core of our being.
According to him, the economic loses will demand a total review of work culture, lifestyle and career plans.
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