Strike: Nigerian Govt Pays Health Workers N4.642 Billion

Federal government of Nigeria has released about N4.642 billion to pay 55,031 health workers, this serves as Special Hazard Allowance (SHA).

Nigerian Govt Pays Health Workers N4.642 Billion
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The federal government has released N4.642 billion as Special Hazard Allowance to a total of 55,031 health workers.

This was disclosed in a tweet by the Presidency on Sunday.

According to the tweet, those to be paid include workers across 35 Covid-19 designated hospitals and medical centres.

50% of the funds was paid as Consolidated Basic Salary to all workers in Covid-19 designated hospitals and centres while 40% of the total money was paid as Consolidated Basic Salary to health workers in Non-Covid-19 designated centres and hospitals.

However, 10% was designated for Consolidated Basic Salary to non-health professionals engaged in those centres.

The government paid 20% of the N4.6billion as special allowance to all health workers directly managing Covid-19 patients in treatment and isolation centres.

Meanwhile the National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its strike.

The association said it suspended the strike to give the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by stakeholders.

The FG however said additional payments were currently being processed.

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