FG to pay Health workers hazard allowance later in the week


The Federal Government has announced that Nigerian health workers on the frontline in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic will begin to receive their hazard and inducement allowance payment this week.

It said the health workers will receive two months’ pay for April and May before the close of work on Thursday.

Following a meeting with the leadership of health professionals, the minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige announced the development .

Alongside Ngige at the meeting were 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.

Representing the health workers at the meeting, were leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).

It could be recalled that the government, in April, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with health professional associations and unions for health workers on the frontline of the battle against the pandemic to get special incentives, including hazard allowance, insurance and tax rebates.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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