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FG wrongly paid millions of Naira to 588 doctors – Ngige




The Nigerian authorities has vowed to get well tens of millions of Naira wrongly paid to 588 medical docs.

Labour Minister, Chris Ngige spoke in a chat with State Home reporters in Abuja on Sunday.

Ngige mentioned the affected docs wrongly benefitted from the Medical Residency Coaching Fund meant for a selected class of docs.

Their names have been uncovered after a scrutiny of the 8,000 names submitted by Chief Medical Administrators of federal establishments.

He mentioned about 2,000 names ought to have been omitted as a result of they don’t have Postgraduate Reference Numbers of Nationwide Postgraduate Medical School and (or) that of the West African Postgraduate Medical School.

The minister, nonetheless, disclosed {that a} substantial quantity of the cash had been refunded by a number of the well being personnel.

Ngige mentioned results of the primary spherical of scrutinization will probably be in comparison with the lists the Publish-Graduate Medical School and the Chief Medical Administrators offered.

He assured that after the authenticity of names submitted are verified, the Accountant-Basic pays the beneficiaries.

“We’re doing that verification as a result of we are not looking for what occurred final time in 2020 to reoccur”, the minister added.

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