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Nigeria: Kogi Approves 100% Hazard Allowance for all Health Workers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has granted a 100% hazard allowance to medical doctors and other health workers in the state, aiming to enhance their morale.

The announcement was made during a courtesy visit by the pioneer medical students of Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, and the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the Government House in Lokoja.

Governor Bello addressed the inherited accreditation challenges faced by the pioneer set of medical students from the previous administration.

In response, he placed the affected students on scholarships in various tertiary institutions nationwide, ensuring their continuation of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program.

Prof. Marietu Ohunene-Tenuche, the Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Audu University, acknowledged the governor’s contributions to the state’s education sector, emphasizing the university’s readiness for full accreditation.

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