COVID-19: Rivers lawmakers donate one-month salary to fight coronavirus

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Rivers state House of Assembly has donated one month salary of its members to the state government to fight against coronavirus.

The speaker of the house, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, who made this known on Wednesday, April 1,  said all the 32 members of the 9th assembly collectively agreed to donate their salaries to boost the state’s anti-COVID-19 efforts.

Ibani said: “In our last plenary, the house directed two of its standing committees (Committee on Health and Committee on Information) to interface with the Ministry of Health and other agencies responsible for the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the State and to continue to update the House on the progress or otherwise.

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“Based on this directive and the feedback so far received from the Joint Committee on the proactive measures put in place by the State Government.

“We have resolved that one month salaries of all members of the Rivers State House of Assembly members be deducted by the Rivers State Ministry of Finance and remitted to the Committee set up by his Excellency Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State to combat the Covid-19 Pandemic in the State.”

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