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FG responds to Health workers , releases N13.642billion hazard allowance

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In response to a request made by the striking NARD during their 14-day strike action notice, the federal Government of Nigeria has released N13.642billion for the payment of hazard allowances and group life insurance for health workers and Federal civil servants nationwide.

The government also unveiled juicy packages for health workers in the frontline against COVID-19, adding that all issues raised in the 14-day strike action notice has been met.

It thereby admonished the striking doctors to live up to their Hippocratic Oath by calling off the strike action.

The government also unveiled juicy packages for health workers in the frontline against COVID-19.

This was disclosed in Abuja, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed during a joint briefing with the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige.

The Federal Government also noted that it has trained over 33,000 workers in the country on how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Mohammed: “It is pertinent to say that the issues raised by the Association, while issuing its ultimatum on June 1st, have received or are receiving full attention.

“We have also begun the Group Life Insurance, totalling N9billion, for all health workers and Federal civil servants. We have paid to 14 insurance companies. ”

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Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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