The Federal Government has approved two months hazard allowance for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus disease.
This was announced by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige at a meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and Health Professional Associations.
Ngige said the hazard allowance for the months of April and May would be paid before Friday, June 12, 2020.
“The urgent approval granted by the President, Major General Muhammed Buhari (retd), is in appreciation of efforts of the health workers risking their lives on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
“We reviewed all, and also reviewed all the emoluments that we are to give these gallant workers who are at the frontline taking the risk for all of us and the Federal government side has given them the financial implication of what they have done.
“We have fixed a timeline for ourselves that before the end of this week, the health workers captured in that particular COVID-19 net and frontline workers should get all their hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May before the close of the week,” he said.