Kogi: Bello increases Doctors’ Hazard allowance to 100 Percent.
In a poignant gesture of appreciation, pioneer transfer medical students from Prince Abubakar Audu University, Ayingba, sponsored by the Kogi State Government for clinical training nationwide, paid a visit to Governor Yahaya Bello on January 17, 2024.
Notably, the Kogi state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association lead by the chairman Dr Baoku Sola, also graced the event, underscoring the significance of the governor’s commitment to healthcare.
During the visit, Governor Yahaya Bello announced a groundbreaking decision that positions Kogi as a leader in prioritizing the welfare of medical professionals.
Effective immediately, Governor Bello approved a remarkable 100% increment in hazard allowances for medical doctors. This landmark decision makes Kogi the state with the highest hazard allowance for medical doctors in Nigeria. The announcement was met with applause from the medical doctors, students and staff of the Kogi state ministry of health.
The governor’s commitment to supporting healthcare professionals not only showcases his dedication to the well-being of those in the medical field but also reinforces Kogi State’s reputation for progressive governance in the nation.
The appreciative visit and award presentation by the medical students, alongside the presence of the Nigerian Medical Association, highlighted the collaborative efforts to advance medical education and healthcare in Kogi State. Governor Yahaya Bello’s leadership continues to set a precedent for prioritizing both education and the welfare of medical practitioners.Kogi Assembly Speaker joins Gov Bello, prominent Nigerians to commission Ajiyolo Central Mosque
The governor also approved the integration of the graduating doctors into the PAAU medical college as well as engagement of consultants and professionals in the PAAU teaching hospital. To curb brain, he approved payment of monthly bonds to medical students of Kogi origin studying across the country.
The Vice chancellor of the Prince Abubakar Audu university, Prof. Tenushe Marietu, also graced the occasion showering encomium on the governor for giant efforts in boosting the institution’s educational standard. The heartfelt occasion witnessed the students representative, Anthony Edogbo, presenting an award to the governor in recognition of his unwavering support for their educational pursuits.
As Kogi State takes a significant stride in improving hazard allowances for medical doctors, the governor’s decision stands as a testament to the state’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for healthcare professionals, ensuring the highest standards of medical care for its residents.