Niger Raises Salary of Health Workers
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The salary of health workers in Niger State has been increased by the state Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello.
This information was revealed in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, Mr Jibrin Ndache.
It was explained that the pay of the health workers was raised by the Governor in order to meet the Federal Government standards.
The statement quoted Commissioner of Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril, informing newsmen in Makkah, Saudi Arabia that the state has also engaged over 400 workers in the health sector.
Dr Jibril, who spoke on behalf of health stakeholders in the state, disclosed that two years into Governor Sani-Bello’s administration, government has increased its service delivery to the people.
In his words, “In health, the administration is revitalizing the Primary health Care System through Niger Health 1.0. We are also upgrading and renovating existing general hospitals in some local government areas.
“Also, there are renovations ongoing at School of Nursing Bida, School Midwifery, Minna and School of Nursing Kontagora.
“This is to enable the schools meet international standards and attain full accreditation for the first time since the schools were established.
“In the last two years, Governor Sani Bello-led administration has provided free general surgery and free eye surgery for about 4000 Nigerlites.”