Govs NEC kick against imposition of health hazard allowance on states –


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2 to join in implementation of N2.3trn  stimulus programme.

—Excess Crude account now  $72.4m

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru


ABUJA-GOVERNORS of the 36 States on Thursday kicked against the alleged imposition of health workers hazard Allowance being contemplated by the Federal Ministry of Health as part of the national response to COVID-19 on states.


The Governors at a virtual National Economic Council, NEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, coordinated from the Vice President Office, Presidential Villa, Abuja, recommended that the allowance should only be presented with general guidance to enable individual states to negotiate with its workers.


The State Chief Executives also recommended the inclusion of two of the in the implementation of the Federal Government N2.3 trillion stimulus programme.


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who heads the council’s interim committee set up to interface with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to ease the lockdown…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper