Covid-19: Ogun ups hazard allowance, offers life insurance for healthworkers | Dailytrust

Covid-19: Ogun ups hazard allowance, offers life insurance for healthworkers

Ogun state government has hiked hazard allowance by up to 300% and set up life insurance policies for healthworkers, the governor Dapo Abiodun has announced.

Abiodun who disclosed this on Saturday in a statement by signed his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, was quoted to have spoken when he met with representatives of health workers in the State at his Office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

According to him,  the life policy would have taken off immediately, but would wait to go along with the Federal Government, which is also putting in place similar programme.

“I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the Federal government which is also planning similar programme,” he said.

The Governor who noted that his administration was determined to provide adequate health care services to the people,  also informed that health worker would be appropriately accommodated in the new minimum wage.

Abiodun said he was impressed with the spirit of negotiation, adding that their requests and resolutions with government was a pointer that they were concern with what was going on in the health sector.

“What transpired was because we have not been engaging each as much as possible. I am impressed with the spirit of negotiation. Your requests and resolutions point to the fact that our health workers are concerned with what is happening in the health sector,” the governor noted.

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