Kogi Government denies paying lowest salary to Doctors

Kogi State Government has denied paying the lowest salary to Doctors, describing speculations


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Kogi Government denies paying lowest salary to Doctors


 Kogi State Government has denied paying the lowest salary to Doctors, describing speculations to the contrary as false, Fresh Angle International can report.

 

The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu Haruna, who made the clarification today, Wednesday September 16, in a press statement, noted that it was also untrue that Kogi is the only State yet to adopt the Revised Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESS of 2014.

 

Dr. Haruna, said, “it is on record that only seven states in the Federation, have fully adopted the Revised CONMESS of 2014”.

 

He stressed that the government before the strike action held meetings with the Association of Resident Doctors and agreed on what needed to be done to improve remuneration for Doctors.

 

While noting that the state government is indeed proud of the Doctors for their resilience, hard work and uncanny cooperation during the critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner added: “In appreciation of the Doctors’ immense contributions to shielding the state from the pandemic, Governor Yahaya Bello directed the implementation of the new Salary Structure (Revised CONMESS 2014) with effect from the month of September, 2020”.

 

According to him, "plan has been put in place to integrate the new salary structure for Doctors into the budget proposal for 2021. The budgetary provision would greatly improve the remuneration for Doctors in the State and surpass that of many other States".


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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