Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has approved payment of N25,000 daily allowance to medical doctors involved in handling coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The governor also approved payment of varying allowances on a daily basis to other health workers involved in the COVID-19 campaign.
According to a statement by the press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin, on Tuesday, the payment is meant to encourage the frontline health workers to do more.
In appreciation, the chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Kolade Solagberu, commended the governor, saying that, “This is no doubt motivating and an added impetus towards driving the ready spirit of the health workers.
“The Kwara State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association is proud to have you as our governor at this crucial time and shall sustain our collaborative stance to further break newer grounds for an overall improved health care system in Kwara State.”