By Johnson Dike Abuja
Minister of Labor and employment Chris Ngige during a meeting with the leadership of health care professionals disclosed that medical workers at frontline in battle against COVID-19 will receive hazard and inducement allowance this week.
This in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the government in April with health professional associations and unions for health workers.
It stated that the health workers will receive two months’ pay for April and May before the close of work on Thursday.
The leadership of the health professionals included the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
Present in the meeting was also 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.