The federal authorities says regardless of the nation’s lean sources attributable to the emergence of COVID-19, N20 billion has been spent on Particular Hazard and Inducement Allowances for Medical and Well being Employees for April, Could and June of 2020.
The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, mentioned this in a press release on Tuesday whereas interesting to the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs (NARD) to droop its ongoing strike.
He mentioned the Buhari administration already addressed six out of the eight calls for listed by the physique.
Ngige famous that by Labour Legal guidelines and Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, all events are to not make use of arm-twisting strategies.
The minister identified that there’s a pending case within the Nationwide Industrial Court docket of Nigeria (NICN) instituted by two civil society teams towards NARD, Lawyer -Common of the Federation, and the Ministers of Well being, and Labour and Employment.
Ngige added that teams, Residents Advocacy for Social Rights (CASER) and Affiliation of Ladies in Buying and selling and Agriculture (AWITA), requested for an interlocutory injunction towards an additional strike by resident medical doctors.
The assertion mentioned the federal government has additionally expended N9.3 billion as premium for Group Life Insurance coverage for Well being employees, civil and public servants in federal organisations.
The insurance coverage will run from March 2020 to March 2021.
Ngige, nevertheless, introduced a gathering between NARD and the Federal Ministries of Well being, Finance, Funds and Nationwide Planning to be on Wednesday for additional discussions on the continued strike.