Federal Government says it has so far spent fifteen point eight billion naira on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and medical centres across the country.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja while addressing journalists at a meeting with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) leadership.
The meeting was held to assess the level of implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding entered by both parties and to prevent strike threat by health workers.
Ngige further said that the June allowances were still outstanding because the budget has been affected by developments not originally captured, such as pay for house officers, interns, NYSC doctors and volunteers.
He, however, added that the Government was already liaising with the Presidential Task force to sort things out, especially for volunteers.