Health workers on the frontline of Covid-19 management in the Federal Capital Territory have protested the non-payment of their hazard allowances.
This comes just a day after the federal government said it had paid over N4.6billion as Special Hazard Allowance to 55,031 health workers.
On Monday, the protesters comprising of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, including investigators and sample collectors, alleged that their hazard allowances had not been paid for three months.
Meanwhile, the FG said 50% of the funds was paid as Consolidated Basic Salary to all workers in 35 Covid-19 designated hospitals.
It also stated that 20% of the N4.6billion was paid as special allowance to all health workers directly managing Covid-19 patients in treatment and isolation centres.