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FG approves N25,000 allowance for doctors



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The Nigerian government has approved N25,000 allowance for doctors after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on an indefinite strike.

The federal government noted that the N25,000 will serve as a peculiar allowance for medical and dental doctors in hospitals, medical centers, and clinics in the federal public service.

Chronicle NG reports that NARD gave the Nigerian government an ultimatum to meet its demands of a 200 percent increase in salary.

In response to their demands, the chairman and chief executive officer of the National Salary and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta said the N25,000 allowance was approved.

He noted that the allowance is to be paid from the overhead budget.


The government also issued circulars on some of the demands of the doctors on strike, including the circular on review of CONMESS which indicates twenty-five percent for CONMESS one to six ( 1-6) and thirty-five percent for CONMESS seven ( 7).

Another circular is on review of CONHESS which shows twenty-five percent (25%) for CONMESS one to fourteen (1-14) and thirty-five percent (35%) for CONHESS fifteen (15 ).

Also included is the circular on hazard allowance for doctors working outside hospitals.

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