Members of the Nigerian National Assembly from Plateau State, Monday made a joint cash donation to the fight against COVID-19.
The lawmakers from rival political parties made the donation “in appreciation of measures taken by the State Government so far in dealing with the pandemic,” a statement from the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Government House, Dr. Simon Macham says.
“We have seen you deploy technology in the borders to enforce the movement of people which largely limited importation of the disease,” the statement quotes Mr. Idris Maje, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps as saying.
Maje who led the NASS members from the Reps and Senate Chambers urged the State Governor, Simon Lalong to continue his initiatives aimed at securing citizens from Coronavirus.
Excited, Governor Lalong said the donation “shows patriotism and unity towards the progress of Plateau State”.
Lalong said, “Your presence here is a show of unity and solidarity for the good of our people.
“I have keenly followed what you have been doing individually for your constituents and other vulnerable people in the State.
“Nevertheless, you have deemed it necessary to contribute to the State COVID-19 Trust Fund. We are very grateful”.
The Governor commended the lawmakers for putting the interest of Plateau State high on the agenda of the National Assembly which has attracted “a lot of goodwill from the Federal Government to the State”.
He also appreciated them for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari by passing quality legislations for the development of the country.
Lalong in company of the National Assembly members later took delivery of an ambulance, 2 ventilators, 10,000 surgical masks and other medical accessories donated to the State by NNPC/IPPG initiative.