Members of the House of Representatives have shifted the donation of their two months salaries to April and May this year. This was sequel to the payment of their March salaries against their earlier pledge. The members started receiving their salaries on Tuesday.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had earlier in a video message announced the donation of the two months salaries to aid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation, he had said, will start from the March.

Many members, however, received their payments without the deduction despite their promise to donate two months’ salaries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reacting, the House spokesman, Benjamin Okezie Kali (APC, Abia) stated that the debit authorisation for the month had gone out in line with the standing debit order from the management of the National Assembly to the banks. “If there are administrative technical hitches, it is not due to the fault of the members but a minor payment system error that will be corrected to effect our unanimous decision that supports the federal government during these trying times,” he said.