Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has directed all senior authorities appointees within the state together with Commissioners, Everlasting Secretaries, Particular Advisers and Heads of Companies to every donate N500,000 in April 2020 as their contribution within the struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic within the state.
Based on an announcement issued by his media Adviser, Muyiwa Adekeye , El-Rufai says that the extension of the quarantine situations by one other 30 days imposes an obligation to make provision for the low revenue, poor and weak individuals that might be adversely affected, as they could be unable to earn any revenue whereas the lockdown persists.
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The governor additional directed that the political appointees will subsequently donate 50% of their salaries till the quarantine ends.
He additionally notes that different classes of political appointees may even be making month-to-month donations to assist the supply of reduction to the low revenue, poor and weak residents of the state.
He additionally directed that Profession public servants incomes a internet pay of N67,000 and above after tax may even donate 25% of their pay month-to-month while the quarantine situations are in place, including that no public servant can have much less N50,000 month-to-month to handle on this emergency interval.
Based on El-Rufai, “We are obliged to demonstrate that as government workers, we care enough for others to donate part of our earnings for their wellbeing. As a state government, we are also seeking donations from high net worth individuals, the private sector and development partners to support our efforts to contain Covid-19 and its consequences”.
“To fund the provision of these support packages, the Kaduna State Government expects all those fortunate enough to still earn a regular income to live up to their neighbourly responsibility towards those who are unable to earn any money due to no fault of theirs. Therefore, the less than 100, 000 persons who work for the Kaduna State Government as political appointees and public servants must contribute financially towards enabling the almost 10m persons living in the state to survive and thrive in this emergency period”.
“The Kaduna State Authorities needs to tell potential donors that we choose donations to be in type: private protecting gear, PCR machines, medical amenities and gear, facemasks, meals, prescription drugs, and fertilizer, seeds and seedlings and different assist for farmers. The state authorities will publicly acknowledge all donations along with the letters of appreciation that shall be despatched to all donors.