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COVID-19: We have paid N20bn allowance to Nigerian health workers – Minister

The Minister of State for Well being, Olorunnumbe Mamora, has stated that the Federal Authorities has paid as much as N20bn as COVID-19 allowance to docs and well being staff within the nation.

Talking throughout an interview on Channels TV, Mamora stated it might be unfair if the docs declare they haven’t acquired something as COVID-19 allowance.

Based on him, the Federal authorities has up to now disbursed N20 billion as COVID-19 allowance.

“Now we have been in a position to pay the coronavirus inducement allowance as a result of we needed to droop the hazard allowance for this era in order that we are able to go into renegotiation after.

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“We are actually paying, ranging from 50 per cent of the fundamental of the employees relying on the place the purpose of operation is.

“We have been in a position to pay April, Could full, June, a part of it has been paid however not totally paid and it’s due to the financial scenario and these funds need to be sourced for in some way.

“Now we have additionally been in a position to disbursed near N20bn and I repeat near 20bn.

“So, to now say nothing has been accomplished, that’s not true.” he stated.

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Mamora additional acknowledged that each employee within the Federal Civil Service is entitled to the Group Life Insurance coverage Scheme which is domiciled within the workplace of the pinnacle of Civil Service of the Federation.

He additionally stated that the Ministry of Well being solely supervises the processes concerned within the funds.

“When a well being employee dies, and he was an worker of the Federal Authorities, the data involves us, goes to our Human Assets Directorate and it’s processed.

“Ours is to do a follow-up, however the workplace of the pinnacle of Civil Service will get these items accomplished as a result of they’re those that interface with insurance coverage firms as a result of it’s a group of insurance coverage firms that handle this course of.

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“However what we now have found is that a number of the time, the suitable data just isn’t made accessible.

“For instance, we now have requested the assorted federal tertiary hospitals to give you their nominal function, so we all know who’s on that record and stands to profit within the occasion that dying, sadly, occurs.

“We made that clear and the docs stated they now perceive higher,” he added.

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