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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appreciated all categories of health workers in the public service in the State by approving the immediate payment of a Special Productivity Bonus.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun says the Special Productivity Bonus, which is a one-time payment applicable to all health workers who are on active service as at the end of August 2020, is in recognition of the understanding, maturity, and dedication with which they continue to discharge their duties and responsibilities. The bonus will be calculated as 10% of the respective monthly gross pay of the beneficiaries.
“We are proud that the vast majority of our health workers place service to the citizens over and above any other consideration, even as they continue to draw government’s attention to issues that affect their own welfare and working conditions. Our Administration does not take their maturity and commitment for granted.
“This Special Productivity Bonus to health workers on active service is a demonstration of our appreciation and an indication that the welfare and wellbeing of public servants in the State, including health workers, will also continue be a top priority of our government”, Governor was quoted as saying.
The Administration, the statement adds, will continue the ongoing engagement with health workers with sincerity and openness on the issues of conditions of service that have been jointly identified, most of which predate this Administration.
The government wishes to reassure the health workers and expresses optimism that mutually acceptable and permanent solutions would emerge through dialogue and engagement, the statement adds.
The Special Productivity Bonus is in addition to the hazard allowance which this Administration recently reviewed upward by 300% and COVID-19 Allowance which was introduced in the wake of the pandemic in the State.