COVID-19: Lagos Increases Hazard Allowance Of Health Officers from N5,000 To N25,000 ~ Matters Arising
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a 400 per cent increment in the hazard allowance for all Health Officers in Lagos State from N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira) to N25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira) for the month of April 2020.
The announcement of the increment was contained in a circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Tuesday, 21st of April, 2020.
Explaining the rationale for the increment, the Head of Service stated that the gesture was in appreciation of health workers’ in the fight against COVID-19, as well as their daily exposure to hazardous situations.
He said, “In appreciation of the dedication of all Health Officers in Lagos State to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as their daily hazardous exposure to the highly contagious disease, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor has approved the increment of Hazard Allowance for all Health Officers in Lagos State from N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira) to N25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira) for the month of April 2020”.
He envisaged that the health workers will reciprocate the gesture with more doggedness and enthusiasm towards their duties.
Muri-Okunola, however, reiterated that the collective effort of the entire workforce is required to win the battle against the deadly virus, noting that “this pandemic shall also pass”.