Non-hospital-based health professionals including NAFDAC, NCDC and others have had their hazard allowance upwardly reviewed by the federal government.
This was made known in a circular dated July 26, 2023, and signed by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta.
In the circular titled “Review of hazard allowance for non-hospital-based agencies on the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure and the Consolidated Health Salary Structure,” the federal government has approved an upward review of hazard allowance for non-hospital-based health professionals in the federal public service.
The circular reads in part, “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.”
Health professionals on the Consolidated Health Salary Structure from grade level one to five had their hazard allowance doubled from N5000 to N10,000.
Those on CONHESS from grade level six to 15 will have their hazard allowance raised from N10,000 to N18,000.
Also, the allowance for health workers from grade level one to 10 on the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure was reviewed upward from N10,000 to N18,000.
The approval for the increment took effect on June 1, 2023.