Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has increased the hazard allowance of health workers in the state by 400 percent in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The increment was made official in a circular signed by Hakeem Muri-Okuno, head of service in the state.
It was further gathered that the increment is for the month of April and in appreciation of the dedication of all health workers in their fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and their daily exposure to the disease.
“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.
“The gesture is an incentive to all Health Officers in the State, as Frontline Responders in the fight against the Pandemic. It is believed that the Officers would reciprocate same with more doggedness and enthusiasm towards duty in all Health facilities State-wide.
“Furthermore, I wish to reiterate that our collective efforts will yield the desired result, as this Pandemic shall pass. Accounting Officers are enjoined to note the contents of this Circular and give it the Service-wide publicity it deserves.”