- A corps member serving in Anambra has donated his April allowance in support of the fight against COVID-19
- The corps member identified as Ifere Samuel says he was inspired to do so by the federal lawmakers who donated half of their salaries for the same cause
- Samuel says he will survive without it, adding that God has been sustaining him, not the allowance
A corps member serving in Anambra, Ifere Samuel, has donated his April allowance to the state government as his own support for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Samuel made the donation with other corps members from Dunukofia and Aguata local government areas who presented sanitisers, hand wash and 1,500 facemasks to the state, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the corps member presented the cash to the commissioner for youth empowerment and creative economy, Afam Mbanefo.
He said the gesture was inspired by the federal lawmakers donating part of their monthly allowance towards fighting the pandemic.
Samuel said: “My inspiration came from the day I read that federal lawmakers are donating half of their salaries to the Nigerian government in support of the fight against coronavirus.
“From then, I’ve been wishing if I have the means to do like them, but it came to me that I can start with the little I have. So I decided to donate my April allowance to Anambra State government to support the fight.
“I have been coping and I know that God is there. It is not the federal allowance that sustains me. It is God’s mercy. So I know I will cope."
In other news, the founder of LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has questioned the search for a COVID-19 vaccine across the world.
The cleric, who addressed his congregation in a telecast, wondered how it is possible to have a vaccine ready in July for a virus scientists claimed they are still studying.
He said: "A virus they told us they are still studying, they are still studying it. Why don't they study it first? They are still studying it. And they already have a vaccine that could be ready in July."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that widows in the northeastern part of Nigerian were being supported to produce face masks to help protect those in the geopolitical zone from COVID-19.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Office of Transition Initiatives is behind the training.
After being trained by professional tailors, about 200 women in Maiduguri, Borno state, were able to produce 4,000 masks in a week’s time from Ankara, a traditional fabric.
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