The federal government has released more than N4.5 billion to pay the salaries and salaries of doctors at the 31 major hospitals and specialists in the country.
Minister of Labor and National Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who disclosed this to reporters at the State House of Assembly on Friday, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the payment would be made since. April and May.
Ngige, who was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Minister of Labor and Works, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), also said that meetings were held to hold talks with the Nigeria Governors (NGF) on the debts. hospitals owned by states.
He said the meeting with Buhari was discussed in terms of sustainability and the development of industry projects initiated by the NARD.
According to the Minister: “This morning, before we went to see the President, the Ministry of Finance reported that as of this morning, at 3am, they had paid off the debt involved and drew attention. 31 teaching hospitals, Federal Health Centers and Special Government Hospitals, and the release of N4.5 billion of which medical and financial loans will be paid from April through May this year designed. ”