A National Youth Service Corps member donated his monthly stipend of N33,000 to the Cross River Government to help in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria the corps member identified as Mr Hodo Bassey, is currently serving in Cross River State.
Mr. Bassey a graduate of Tourism and Hospitality Management from Cross River University of Technology, in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Calabar, revealed that the donation was to assist the state government in buying sanitizers and buckets for residents.
He said: “I had to donate my March stipend of N33,000 to the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the state. I saw it as needful gesture because we were taught at the orientation camp about Community Development Service which gives us avenue to contribute our quota to the development of our host communities.’’
“I saw that the fight was a global one and we all had to contribute our little to contain it. I thought it wise to support the state government with my little stipend to buy sanitizers and hand washing buckets to share to local communities.’’
The donation was received by the state Health Commissioner and Head of Covid-19 Task force in the state, Dr Betta Edu, who commended Bassey for his kind gesture and state that is act of kindness was inspiring and worthy of emulation.