By Chinenye Festus:-
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Friday June 19, while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He spoke after the meeting he had with the President.
“Just this morning before we went to see Mr President, the Ministry of Finance reported that as at 3:00 am this morning, paid the allowances for a hazard to 31 Teaching and Federal Medical Centres and special hospitals of the Federal Government’s service”.
” The Federal Government has released the sum of N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country, because we are paying them off the arrears of April and May. The payments for June will also be done when these ones are sorted out. So we have expended N4.5billion as we speak this morning for these payments,” he said.
Recall that the Federal government Delegation and the National Association of Resident Doctors held a meeting three days ago aimed at resolving the strike embarked upon by the association but it ended in a deadlock.