Kaduna state House of Assembly has donated one month salary of its members to the state government to fight against coronavirus.
The deputy speaker of the house, AlhaMuktar Hazo, who disclosed this on Monday said all the 34 members of the 9th assembly collectively agreed to donate their salaries to fight coronavirus.
Hazo explained that the donation was aimed at supporting the COVID-19 palliative measures in the state, adding that it was to support the state in sharing more food items to the most vulnerable people in the state.
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On his part, the speaker of the house, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, commended the members for their sacrifice.
Zailani also urged residents wash their hands with running water, as they adhere to the guidelines put in place by the government to control the spread of the virus.
Earlier, The Herald reported that Kaduna State Government has announced the temporarily lift of the curfew imposed across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
This was announced by the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, in a broadcast on Wednesday who stated that the partial lift “is to enable people to stock food and other essentials”.
She also disclosed that the curfew would be eased from 3 pm on Wednesday (today), April 1 to 12 midnight on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
She said: “Subsequently, the restriction of movement will be lifted every Tuesday and Wednesday. Traders in food and other essentials will open their shops on these two days.”
Kaduna state government had declared a total lockdown in the state over non-compliance of the residents with some measures earlier put in place.
This was disclosed by the deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, on Thursday, March 26, during the state broadcast.
According to Balarebe, the decision is “in the exercise of the powers vested in the governor by the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999, (as amended), sections 2 and 8 of the quarantine act 1926 and the Kaduna state public health law of 1917.”