FG, Health Professionals Fail To Reach Consensus On Hazard Allowances

FG, Health Professionals Fail To Reach Consensus On Hazard Allowances 2
File photograph of the Minister of Labour and Employment, dr Chris Ngige

 

The Federal Government has failed to achieve an settlement with medical medical doctors and different well being professionals on a brand new hazard allowance for them.

A gathering of the Presidential Committee on Hazard Allowance (comprising authorities officers and well being professionals) on Thursday night time ended with no consensus and was adjourned indefinitely to permit either side to harmonise their calls for.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, informed journalists after the assembly in Abuja that members of the Joint Health Care Workers Union (JOHESU) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) wanted time to harmonise their calls for, whereas the Federal Government wanted time to review the brand new proposals from the Health Workers.

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According to him, the federal government is working to make sure that all of the calls for for an increase in health-workers hazard allowance keep inside the preliminary N37.5 billion which is the summation of what the federal government earlier proposed to the well being staff.

“The two big bodies have given their final positions now so the government has taken the final position and I also allowed them time to see if they can discuss among themselves as they did just before the COVID-19 and we came out with a COVID hazard allowance,” Ngige mentioned.

“We are giving them that very same ample alternative to see if we may give they will meet and harmonise their positions. A quantum of cash, ₦37.5billion, is what it involves, so we are attempting to inside that realm of ₦37.5 billion. The proposals they’ve submitted differ and they aren’t in a position to harmonise now.

“We will also take those positions back to Provisions Salaries Committee and look at it with Salaries, Income and Wages and we can then take a government position based on that. We are journeying sine die for the government side to also look at those two positions and see whether we can do a middle-of-the-road.”

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FG, Health Professionals Fail To Reach Consensus On Hazard Allowances

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