- A Nigerian doctor has narrated what it feels like working as a doctor in Lagos state
- The doctor revealed that he and his colleagues are being owed salaries
- Doctor Olawande also stated that staff disbursing salary would also want their cut of the money before payment can be made
A Nigerian doctor working in Lagos state has narrated what it takes to receive his monthly income as a doctor. The doctor identified simply as Olawande took to Twitter to share his experience.
In a Twitter thread, the doctor revealed that he and his colleagues are being owed four months salary at a public health centre.
Olawande, who noted that his salary is N40k per month, revealed that the public health centre later decided to pay himself and his colleagues N13k installments for the next three months.
He explained that the three months salary installments would only cover payment for January salary.
According to the doctor, when it was time to get their N13k salary payment in cash from the staff disbursing the funds another trouble started.
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He explained that the staff had requested that she also wants to be paid N3k each out of the N13k that they would be paid for the next three months.
Olawande noted that the staff had claimed that the N3k is a token of their appreciation that she is paying them their salary. He explained that some of them refused to pay while others paid the N3k to the woman.
The doctor stated that all 13 of them that were owed salary have decided to stop working.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria’s minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, had expressed sadness with the way doctors flee the country in search of greener pastures abroad.
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