FG Has Spent N15.8bn On Hazard Allowances
Dr Chris Ngige
Dr Chris Ngige, The Nigerian Minister of Labour and Employment says the Federal Authorities has to date spent N15.eight billion on hazard allowances in its instructing hospitals and medical centres throughout the nation.
Ngige disclosed this whereas addressing newsmen at a gathering with the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD) management in Abuja on Monday, July 27. The Resident Medical doctors over the weekend, threatened to go on one other warning begin in August if their wants which incorporates fee of their hazard allowance, provision of PPEs and others, are usually not met.
On the assembly which was held to evaluate the extent of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered by each events, Ngige mentioned the federal authorities was dedicated to the security and welfare of all well being employees within the nation.
“The federal authorities has to date spent N15.eight billion naira for hazard allowances in its instructing hospitals, medical centres and another non- COVID-19 services the place docs have additionally been treating virus circumstances.
Authorities has cleared the April and Could particular allowances which is little doubt a giant feat, realizing that that is for particular allowances solely, and at a time its incomes has fallen wanting the anticipated incomes.
The affected medical personnel may also draw their regular salaries and different allowances,” he mentioned.
Ngige added that the June allowances for the medical practitioners had been nonetheless excellent as a result of the funds has been affected by another calls for that weren’t initially captured equivalent to fee for home officers, interns, NYSC docs and volunteers. He, nonetheless, added that authorities was already liaising with the Presidential Taskforce to type out funds particularly for volunteers.
The Minister additionally disclosed on the assembly that the federal government has paid all of the premium for Group Life Insurance coverage spanning between April 17, 2020, and April 16, 2021 for all federal civil servants besides these within the revenue-generating companies equivalent to customs, FIRS and NNPC who may afford their very own insurance coverage. He mentioned an settlement has been reached to ahead the nominal roll of the Well being Ministry employees and its parastatals to the six dealing with insurance coverage firms newest subsequent week for funds.