University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) has urged the Federal Government to increase members’ monthly hazard allowance from the current N5,000.
The association stated in a letter dated March 31 that the upward adjustment should reflect level of hazards to which healthcare workers in their cadre were exposed.
The letter, a copy of which was released to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Thursday, was addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
It was signed by Chief Solomon Egwuenu and Philip Eteng, Chairman and Secretary of the association, respectively.
It was captioned: “Equitable Adjustment of Health Workers’ Hazard Allowances.’’
It read in part: “Sir, we write to commend your on-going effort at ensuring that our age-long cry for the review of health workers’ hazard allowance is addressed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“However, we call for equity in the…