- The speaker of the House of Reps, Gbajabiamila, has promised to pay an additional 50% hazard allowance to health workers in his constituency
- The additional allowance will complement the one already paid by the Lagos state government
- Gbajabiamila made this known during his virtual meeting with his constituents, noting that the move is to support efforts against Covid-19
In an exemplary spirit of philanthropy, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has offered to pay an additional 50% hazard allowance to 450 doctors, other health workers in his constituency.
A statement released on Wednesday, June 24, by Lanre Lasisi, Gbajabiamila's media aide, said the speaker revealed this during his virtual interaction with his constituents in Surulere 1 Federal Constituency.
Legit.ng gathers that Gbabiamiala interacted with leaders of different Communities Development Associations (CDAs), youth leaders and market women associations.
To support the fight against Covid-19, the speaker promised to pay additional 50% of the hazard allowance in addition to the current hazard allowance paid by the Lagos state government.
The health workers to benefit from the additional allowance are those working at the Randle General Hospital, Surulere.
Gbajabiamila also used the opportunity to highlight some of his achievements and projects he has facilitated in the constituency.
He said in one year, 12 buses were distributed to notable organisations in Surulere such as market women associations, religious bodies, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
In her reaction, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Randle General Hospital, Surulere, Dr Aduke Odutayo, appreciated the speaker for his gesture.
She also advised residents of the constituency to continue to observe the provided Covid-19 protocols to avoid getting infected.
Meanwhile, Lagos doctors are said to be overwhelmed by the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the state.
Dr Aronyewahab Ayofe, a doctor who works with the Lagos state health service commission made the disclosure in an interview with Legit.ng.
He said the doctors in the state are sometimes overworked. He disclosed that medical personnel lack adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essential facilities.
Ayofe also disclosed that resident doctors recently went on strike because of the failure of the government to pay hazard allowance.
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