The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has revealed that it had paid medical doctors in teaching hospitals and primary health care centres across the country hazard allowance worth N15.8 billion.
He also confirmed that the Federal Government has cleared the April and May special allowances. According to him, medical personnel can now withdraw their normal salaries and other allowances.
It would be recalled that resident doctors had threatened to embark on strike if their allowances were not paid . This payment followed threats by the resident doctors to embark on strike if their hazard allowance needs were not paid. ” The federal government has so far spent not less than N15.8 billion naira for hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals, medical centres and some other non-Covid facilities where doctors have also been treating virus cases.