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Coronavirus : Federal lawmaker donates 2 months’ salary to constituents

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye, has promised to donate his salary for the months of March and April to his constituents.

Adefisoye, who represents Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber, gave the promise in a statement made available to newsmen by his Media Aide, Oluyemi Fasipe on Saturday in Akure.

He said that the donation was borne out of his quest to ensure the comfort of his constituents during the stay-at-home period, as directed by both federal and state governments, to prevent the spread Coronavirus.

He, however, said that the cash donation would be used to purchase foodstuffs and other essential items for the people of his constituency.

“The only way the donation can get to my constituents directly is to purchase food items with the money and distribute to them at their doorsteps.

“We can’t tell them to stay at home without making provision for what they will eat during the period,” he said.

The lawmaker added he had given instruction that the foodstuffs, which would include rice, semoviota, gari and vegetable oil, should be distributed to the people in earnest.

“We have earlier purchased hundreds of hand sanitisers for distribution to my people in Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency.

“We are going a step further to purchase hundreds of face masks and hand gloves for distribution to them as well.

“I have always been alive to my responsibilities and I’m even prepared to overreach myself at this time of global pandemic to meet the basic needs of my constituents,” he said.

Adefisoye also assured his constituents that he would always stay alive to his promise of quality representation to them.

According to him, no resource and effort will be spared to impact the lives of the people of his constituency.

Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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