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Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA approves 100 percent pay rise for doctors

Medical doctors attached to all the primary health centres in Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, are to enjoy 100 percent pay rise with effect from February 2024.

 

This is the LCDA Chairman, Mr Fuad Atanda-Lawal, made the announcement on Thursday after extensive deliberations on the need to ensure that all residents of the council area had access to comprehensive, quality and affordable health care.

According to the council boss, the decision follows the need to address the brain drain currently being experienced in the nation’s health sector and the current rise in inflation.

Atanda-Lawal reiterated his belief that Nigeria was blessed with doctors who could compete with their peers globally if given necessary incentives.

This, he said, would serve as a catalyst for their sustained commitment to the country.

“This is coming on the heels of the commencement of the construction of a state-of-the-art primary health centre that will cater for a larger number of people in the community.

“I want to reiterate the council’s commitment to supporting the efforts of our esteemed president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Mr Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in delivering quality and affordable healthcare to all citizens.

“We believe that by investing in our healthcare professionals, we are taking a step towards achieving this goal,” the chairman said.

 

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