The hazard allowance of non-hospital-based health professionals in the country, including those with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC); The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD); The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), and others, have been reviewed upward by the Federal Government.
This was disclosed in a circular signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, dated 26 July.
The document was titled, “Review of hazard allowance for non-hospital-based agencies on the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure and the Consolidated Health Salary Structure.”
The circular partly reads, “Further to our circular No. SWC/S/04/S.218/II/405 dated December 22, 2021, the Federal Government has approved the upward review of hazard allowance applicable to non-hospital based health professionals in the federal public service.”
The letter reveals that the hazard allowance for health workers on the Consolidated Health Salary Structure from grade level one to five was reviewed upward from N5,000 to N10,000.
Additionally, those health professionals from grade levels six through to fifteen, of CONHESS will now receive N18,000 instead of N10,000.
In the same vein, the allowance for those on Consolidated Medical Salary Structure from grades one through to ten was increased from N10,000 to N18,000.
According to the commission, the authorization became effective on June 1, 2023.