Nigerian health workers behind the battle against COVID19 will begin to recieve their hazard and inducement allowance this week.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, announced this in Abuja after a meeting with the leadership of health professionals.
According to the minister, the health workers will receive two months’ pay for April and May before the close of work on Thursday.
Ngige attended the meeting with the 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.
The health workers were represented by the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
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.