NLC tells Buhari regime to pay health workers’ hazard allowance

Ayuba Wabba, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to immediately begin the payment of hazard allowance to health workers in the country.

Mr Wabba made the call at the 2022 annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) on Thursday in Abuja.

“Many health workers have fallen victim to diseases in taking care of patients. I salute the nurses and Midwives. Your reward is not only in heaven but here on earth. I urge you to learn so you can discharge quality healthcare service to Nigerians,” stated the NLC leader. “The payment of hazard allowance will boost the morale of our health workers in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the invaluable role of nurses.”

He commended FCT minister Mohammed Bello for prompt payment of healthcare workers and called for improved wages for nurses, saying, “a hungry worker cannot…

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