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Yobe gov, Buni, others donate salary to battle spread of COVID-19

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The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni and his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana have both donated 50 percent of their basic salaries to the state’s COVID-19 Support Fund to help fight the spread of the disease.

This was revealed on Tuesday in a statement issued by Abdullahi Bego, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture and COVID-19 Resource Mobilization Sub-Committee Secretary.

Bego in the statement said that members of the State Executive Council, the Secretary to the State Government, Head of Service and the Chief of Staff to the governor also donated 50 percent of their basic salaries to the Fund.

The statement issued by Bego added that; “The State Assembly Speaker, Hon. Ahmed Lawan Mirwa, his deputy, Hon. Mohammed Auwal Isa and 22 other members of the House of Assembly are also putting their shoulders behind the effort by donating 50 percent of their basic salaries.

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“The State’s judiciary is also chipping in with the Chief Judge and Grand Khadi making available 50 percent of their basic salaries to the effort to convert COVID-19.

“As the work goes on across sectors and communities, the Yobe COVID-19 Prevention and Control Committee under the leadership of Governor Buni and his Deputy calls on the sons and daughters of Yobe State both within and outside the country, members of the business community, organisations, and philanthropists to do their part as well, by donating to the Yobe COVID-19 Support Fund.

“The committee also reminds people across the state to continue to exercise social distancing, observe excellent respiratory etiquette, wash their hands regularly, avoid crowded places, stay at home most of the time, and pray to Almighty Allah (SWT) to provide a way out of the COVID-19 global pandemic,” it added.

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