Chris Ngige, the Minister for Labour and Employment, on Friday, revealed that the Federal Government has disbursed N4.5 billion to 31 federal teaching hospitals and medical centres across the nation.
He noted that the money covered hazard and inducement allowances of striking medical doctors for the month if April and May.
He gave this information just after the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State Labour and Employment, informed President Muhammadu Buhari of the ongoing industrial strike carried out by the National Association of Resident Doctors.
He said that this morning before they met with Mr. President, the Ministry of Finance reported that this morning by 3 am, they have paid doctors across the nation their allowances in the sum of N4.5 billion which is the month of April and May arrears.
It was stated that the payment for the month of June will be paid after the month of April and May have been sorted out.
It stated again that it is vital to report in consonance with he said, that they have arranged a meeting for them to speak at the Nigeria Governors Forum.