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FG to commence payment of hazard allowance to Health workers



The Federal government of Nigeria have made plans to commence the payment of  hazard and inducement allowance to Nigerian health workers on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic which is said to begin this week.

The statement was made known by Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige,  in Abuja after a meeting with the leadership of health professionals.

The minister added that health workers will receive two months’ pay for April and May before the end of this week.

Ngige was alongside Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN); the Accountant General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed and the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora.

And on the side of the health workers were; the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).

The government, had earlier in April, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with health unions on behalf of health workers on the frontline of the battle against the pandemic to get special incentives, including hazard allowance, insurance and tax rebates in other to boost their morale in the fight against the Corona virus pandemic.