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FG not owing any doctor, health worker salary – Ngige

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The Federal Authorities has insisted that no physician or well being employee is being owed wage.

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, stated the Federal Authorities pays the salaries of docs and well being employees when due.

He acknowledged this throughout a gathering of the presidential committee on salaries with the Joint Well being Sector Union (JOHESU) in Abuja on Tuesday.

The minister stated the reason turned needed to handle the members of the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD).

NARD members are presently on strike over alleged wage irregularities.

Nevertheless, Ngige stated: “NARD goes about telling Nigerians that the federal government is owing them salaries, and as properly not taking the issues within the well being sector significantly. However this isn’t true. It’s incorrect

“No physician, nurse, pharmacist or some other well being employee, together with the motive force, is owed a month-to-month wage. Authorities pays as and when due.

“The reality is that NARD fails to inform Nigerians that their colleagues who’re owed salaries are those illegally recruited. Subsequently, they had been neither captured by the workplace of the pinnacle of service of the federation, nor had been their funds offered for by the funds workplace of the federation.

“Month-to-month salaries are accomplished as and when due for these legitimately employed by the federal authorities, however to not these illegally employed or want their appointments regularised and captured within the funds of presidency for cost.”

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