Members of the National Assembly from Plateau State have presented a cash donation to the State government towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ahmed Idris Wase, donated an undisclosed sum of money to the Plateau State COVID-19 Trust Fund to assist the State Government to deal with the pandemic.
Presenting the Deputy Speaker said the donation was in appreciation of the measures taken by the State Government so far in dealing with the pandemic.
He said “We have noted with delight some of the major steps you have taken to curtail the disease especially by restricting movements which have done a lot to limit the spread of the pandemic.
We have seen you deploy technology in the borders to enforce the movement of people which largely limited importation of the disease”.
The lawmakers asked the Governor to continue with his initiatives aimed at saving the lives of the people and making sure Coronavirus is defeated in Plateau State and the country.
Receiving the donation, Governor Simon Lalong who expressed appreciation for the gesture of the National Assembly Plateau Caucus said the donation shows their 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”.
He used the opportunity to also commend them 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 in the passing of quality legislations for the development of the country.