COVID-19: Gbajabiamila slams health minister for claiming ignorance of doctor’s allowances
Eniola Akinkuotu, AbujaThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday gave the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, a dressing down for failing to answer a question regarding the hazard allowance being paid to doctors treating COVID-19 patients.
The National Association of Resident Doctors had last week stated that Nigerian doctors were receiving N5, 000 a month as hazard allowance.Doctors at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital isolation centre had toldThe PUNCHthat they were being owed over N30m in allowances.
The National Assembly subsequently invited members of the Presidential task force on COVID-19 to address some issues.Gbajabiamila asked the minister if the medical personnel handling coronavirus cases are paid any hazard allowance, to which he responded: “I am not aware of it.”
He added, “It is the standard job they do every day; it is the standard job.”The Speaker, who seemed disgusted by Ehanire’s response, told the minister it is not enough to say he is not aware, and “you dropped the ball”.The video of the incident has, however, been trending on social media with many Nigerians calling on the minister to resign immediately.
Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, agreed with the Speaker that the minister ‘dropped the ball’.She tweeted, “Minister of Health, Osagie Ohanire, you are not aware? What are you aware of? These doctors and nurses and other support staff put their lives on the line daily and even more so now!! More so now!!#TheirLivesMatter. You dropped the ball just like @femigbaja”
@DrOlufunmilayo tweeted, “In sane countries, that kind of nonsense statement made by the minister of health is a career-terminating statement. How can you go to the parliament of lawmakers to tell them you are not aware of any hazard allowance for health workers fighting coronavirus? How can you say that?
“The minister of health had any shame, he would tender a well worded apology for being an embarrassment to the health ministry and he will follow it up with an immediate resignation from the office and from public consciousness. That clown display yesterday was a catastrophe.”
@AfricanCandy also tweeted, “A whole Minister of health just openly said ‘he’s not aware if health professionals are paid hazard allowance’. He just disclosed he’s not competent for this job. What a shame!”DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
I need to find another country😭😭😭 If Nigeria was Twitter account eh I for don block, mute and report am since 😩😩 Nyc job👍 Femi This people are just very mad Na Today? Are they not all the same. The same person slamming had a flamboyant birthday in Dubai...who is slamming him? a__dedotun Yahoo yahoo government
That is what u get when u appoint old people in ur cabinet. His a fool In a civilized climate he should have resigned already, but this is Nigeria. They're there for the paycheck, payback and awarding selves contract, it's never service for the country. Story mad people My fellow Nigerians do not listing to this bastards and fool, they know what they are doing you spend 2 trillion just within 7 days you can't give account, yet you're telling us ignorance of doctors allowance thunder will kill you and your families
This is Nigeria, nobody in power or politics knows what's called shame, morals or integrity. Start with the senator that assaulted a woman or the now senator that murdered hundreds of job applicants or the ones who have criminal cases in court. femigbaja ProfOsinbajo MBuhari Dismiss Health Minister Now. In this era of pandemic and henceforth in this country, there shall be no room for stupidity anymore. He dropped a ball of not knowing his Job with arrogance. Wake up Nigeria!!!
Health workers allowance... Not just Doctors Olabamiji25 PanaDull minister femigbaja minister of health should be remove we need to be serious with our job... It shows clearly that he doesn't know what he is doing. I pray they handle COVID19Nigeria very well. All Fake format Aye 😂😂😂😂 Doctor's Allowance Or Healthworker's.
It is finished Simple solution for Nigeria is to divide Nigeria and rename it... Otherwise things will NEVER change without that...people running the government are crooks, fraudsters and morally bankrupt. No diff btw u guys Useless Country Useless Govt How can treating COVID-19 patients be a standard job? This Minister is a true reflection of this Regime.
Lol! All of you people in this government are hewed from same stone. Please for God's sake this is not the time to raise these issues please. Whoever even started this topic is not balanced mentally. Why this now Nigerians? Let's respect humanity and lives than money or things of this world. Accountability is vital but plz let's avoid distraction
Clowns Tho even Gbajabiamila doesn't have any outa of sense but you see this our minister of health in this country is the most foolish human being I know I'm not even sure Buhari is aware Nigeria is a COUNTRY! Birds of a Feather 😂😂! Mumu Leaders. What do you expect from Mr minister? Does he have Idea on his field of his administration?
Enough reason for him to be sacked IAM with speaking speaker ur legacy rein ever Top notch disparage 🤣🤣🤣 oshey👏👏👏 Irresponsibility at its peak
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