Ekiti State Government has said medical doctors in its employ will not be denied their dues, just as it promised to give priority to the welfare of its workers.
The State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said this in Ado-Ekiti while playing host to members and executive of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor also said his administration would not renege on its promise to pay Hazard Allowance to medical doctors in state hospitals.
Tentative figure of the amount the state would spend on the allowance monthly was put at about N20 million.
However, the governor said the issue of medical doctors serving in local government-owned medical facilities would be borne by the councils, since they had been given autonomy.
He added that council chairmen would decide on that when they hold their allocation meeting.
Governor Fayose, while pleading with the doctors to exercise patience, promised that as soon as the economic situation of the state could accommodate the payment, the money would be paid.
In his remarks, the Ekiti State Chairman of the NMA, Dr. Sunday Omoya, commended the governor for his support during the burial of some of their colleagues some months ago.
‎”We want to appreciate you for what you have been doing for us. Your support during the burial of some of our colleagues was tremendous. We also held the National Executive Council meeting of our association, you were there for us. It was during your first term that you sent some of our colleagues on specialist training and they were the first set of consultants that Ekiti hospitals had.
“Your efforts also ensured the accreditation of 14 courses at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and the General Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti for horsemanship training. The employment opportunities you created at the Hospitals Management Board and the handling of the outbreak of Lassa Fever are also commendable and we sincerely appreciate you sir,” he said.

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