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FG Increases Doctor's Hazard Allowance From N5,000 To N40,000

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Quadri Adejumo
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The Federal Government has increased the hazard allowance for medical doctors and health workers in the country.

The increased allowance for doctors was from N5,000 to between N32,000 and N40,000, while other health workers like nurses, laboratory workers had theirs to between N15,000 and N34,000.

This was contained in a released circular on December 22, 2021 and signed by the Executive Chairman of the National Salaries, Wages and Income Commission.

The circular read, “Concerning the review of the hazard allowance applicable to health workers in the services of the federal hospitals, medical centres and clinics in ministries, departments and agencies, the hazard allowance was reviewed to a flat rate that ranges from N5,000 to between N15,000 and N34,000 for health workers, while doctors had theirs reviewed from N5,000 to between N32,000 and N40,000.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors disagreed with the new rate. As the association’s position was contained in a statement jointly signed by the National President, Dr Godiya Ishaya; Secretary General, Dr Suleiman Ismail; and Social Secretary, Dr Alfa Yusuf.

However, the association called on the Federal Government to review the rate to prevent further negotiations in the future.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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