Most Nigerian Doctors Are Receiving Multiple Salaries, House Of Reps Says

The House of Representatives has alleged that a large number of resident doctors working in federal institutions were receiving multiple salaries.

Chairman, House Committee on Healthcare Services, Hon. Tanko Sununu, made this known while briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja over the resident doctors’ strike.

“Let me cite an example, in the list of names submitted to the Budget Office, there were many names of doctors appearing in multiple hospitals.

“An account is receiving salary payment more than once in a month, which I was called by the Budget Office that if I can sign an undertaken, then their salaries will be paid,” he said.

He, however, said he insisted on a no answer, adding that the right thing must be done and the list was sorted out to correct the anomaly.

Sununu said those that had received multiples salaries and the hospitals involved were sorted and forwarded to the committee.

He said that the committee would table it before the house for necessary action, adding that the right thing must be done to end the current NARD strike.

Recall that the doctors had on April 1 embarked on a nationwide strike to press home certain demands.

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