Gov. Dapo Abiodun Increases Ogun Health Workers’ Hazard Allowance
Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved an increase in the hazard allowance for health workers in the state.
Governor Abiodun, in a statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the hazard allowances of health workers in the state had been raised from 200 to 300 percent.
The statement read, “I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the Federal Government which is also planning similar programme.
“This pandemic is a surprise to everybody. This happened just as we were beginning to roll out plans for a total reform of our health facilities beginning with 236 Primary Health Care Centres.
“However, I want to assure you that this government is determined to ensure the provision of adequate health care for our people.”
Thelagostimes recalls that the Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Sagamu had last week commenced a three-day warning strike over hazard allowance and life insurance packages amid the coronavirus disease.