Coronavirus: Nigerians drag minister after admitting ignorance on hazard allowance for health workers
- Nigerians on social media are disappointed with the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire
- This is coming after the minister told the House of Representative minister, Femi Gbajabiamila, that he was not aware if health workers were being paid hazard allowance
- Twitter users say the government is detached from what health practitioners in the country are facing
Nigerians on social media have expressed disappointment with the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, after the latter admitted ignorance on hazard allowance for health workers battling coronavirus in the country.
The House of Representative speaker had asked the minister if doctors, nurses and other health workers were being paid hazard allowance, but Ehanire said he was not aware.
The response did not go down well with Nigerians on Twitter, as many of them took to the platform to express disappointment over the minister's response.
While expressing displeasure over the response, Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw noted that the health workers put their lives on the line daily to combat the deadly disease.
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Some Nigerians said if it was in other countries, the minister would have been forced to resign.
Below are some of the reactions:
In other news, members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba, Delta state have withdrawn their services indefinitely.
The doctors made the move over alleged harassment by security operatives enforcing lockdown directive.
The lockdown order was issued by the state government as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The president of the ARD, Asaba FMC chapter, Osifo Patrick Nwabunor, said since the lockdown started on Wednesday, April 1, health workers in the state have been subjected to constant harassment by the police even when they present valid means of identification as essential service providers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians on a micro-blogging site, Twitter, were displeased with Juliet Ibrahim's comments about Africans on Tory Lanez's Instagram live session on Thursday, April 9.
The actress joined the Canadian rapper's live session to make a series of comments about Africans, all of which Twitter users found demeaning.
Juliet commented on the live session that if it was an African artiste that went live, bank account details would have flooded the comment section.
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The actress did not stop there, one of her comments also suggested that Africans are starving when she said people of the continent needed milk to feed.
Some of those that expressed their displeasure over Juliet's comments pointed out her inconsistency for dropping her business handle in the comment section after suggesting that Africans were beggars.
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