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  •   By Joan Nwagwu The federal government praised the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians NARD for suspending its nationwide strike which had lasted 63 days Labor and Employment Minister Senator Chris Ngige praised him when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA which headed the executive members of NARD during a visit to his office on Wednesday in Abuja Ngige who praised the new NARD leadership led by Dr Godiya Ishaya for asking its members to return to work revealed that the federal government had increased the total money in the 2022 budget for the allocation of risk of 40 billion naira to 47 billion naira per year He said the latest strike would not have escalated to the point where it has come if the old NARD leadership had given its members the correct information The minister said the federal government was not in debt to any doctors until August 2 when the NARD went on strike He noted however that there were controversies over the allowances such as the Medical Residency Training Fund MRTF and some doctors who did not receive the COVID 19 special allowances The minister assured that all contentious issues were addressed including the payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund and special COVID 19 allowances for those missed The previous management of NARD has gathered information from your members Instead things wouldn t have escalated You don t have to be a pugilist We know we have opposition to our government That s not to say that if we re doing something right we shouldn t be praised If the former leaders of NARD were not doing politics they should have reported well to their members especially after the intervention of the Elders Forum of which the President and General Secretary of NARD were members You are lucky to have me here doctor and manager of the health system as Minister of Labor and Employment So when the case arises the issues are clear to me But when you give advice to both parties on how things should be done and that is completely thrown away you leave us with no choice but to do what the law says we should do This is why I referred this case to the Nigerian National Labor Court NICN he said Ngige explained that the issue of the circular removing NYSC doctors and interns from the service program was the decision of the National Council of Institutions chaired by the Federation service chief he said On the issue of migrating some doctors to the GFMIS platform Ngige explained that there were things the government could not do immediately but needed time to accomplish them Ngige praised the new NARD leaders for their openness to dialogue saying that information reached him showed that they had passed through offices for the welfare of their members which their predecessors did not know patience to do On the issue of benefits for deceased doctors he said the government had received a report that the closest relatives of the deceased doctors had not been seen Earlier in separate speeches NMA General Secretary Dr Philip Ekpe and NARD New President Dr Godiya Ishaya thanked Ngige for his reconciliation efforts which led to the strike being resolved However they called on the minister to speed up the full implementation of the memorandum of understanding they concluded with the government Source NAN
    FG commends NARD for suspending strike, offers N47bn as hazard allowance
      By Joan Nwagwu The federal government praised the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians NARD for suspending its nationwide strike which had lasted 63 days Labor and Employment Minister Senator Chris Ngige praised him when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA which headed the executive members of NARD during a visit to his office on Wednesday in Abuja Ngige who praised the new NARD leadership led by Dr Godiya Ishaya for asking its members to return to work revealed that the federal government had increased the total money in the 2022 budget for the allocation of risk of 40 billion naira to 47 billion naira per year He said the latest strike would not have escalated to the point where it has come if the old NARD leadership had given its members the correct information The minister said the federal government was not in debt to any doctors until August 2 when the NARD went on strike He noted however that there were controversies over the allowances such as the Medical Residency Training Fund MRTF and some doctors who did not receive the COVID 19 special allowances The minister assured that all contentious issues were addressed including the payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund and special COVID 19 allowances for those missed The previous management of NARD has gathered information from your members Instead things wouldn t have escalated You don t have to be a pugilist We know we have opposition to our government That s not to say that if we re doing something right we shouldn t be praised If the former leaders of NARD were not doing politics they should have reported well to their members especially after the intervention of the Elders Forum of which the President and General Secretary of NARD were members You are lucky to have me here doctor and manager of the health system as Minister of Labor and Employment So when the case arises the issues are clear to me But when you give advice to both parties on how things should be done and that is completely thrown away you leave us with no choice but to do what the law says we should do This is why I referred this case to the Nigerian National Labor Court NICN he said Ngige explained that the issue of the circular removing NYSC doctors and interns from the service program was the decision of the National Council of Institutions chaired by the Federation service chief he said On the issue of migrating some doctors to the GFMIS platform Ngige explained that there were things the government could not do immediately but needed time to accomplish them Ngige praised the new NARD leaders for their openness to dialogue saying that information reached him showed that they had passed through offices for the welfare of their members which their predecessors did not know patience to do On the issue of benefits for deceased doctors he said the government had received a report that the closest relatives of the deceased doctors had not been seen Earlier in separate speeches NMA General Secretary Dr Philip Ekpe and NARD New President Dr Godiya Ishaya thanked Ngige for his reconciliation efforts which led to the strike being resolved However they called on the minister to speed up the full implementation of the memorandum of understanding they concluded with the government Source NAN
    FG commends NARD for suspending strike, offers N47bn as hazard allowance
    General news1 year ago

    FG commends NARD for suspending strike, offers N47bn as hazard allowance

    By Joan Nwagwu

    The federal government praised the Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians (NARD) for suspending its nationwide strike which had lasted 63 days.

    Labor and Employment Minister Senator Chris Ngige praised him when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), which headed the executive members of NARD, during a visit to his office on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Ngige, who praised the new NARD leadership led by Dr Godiya Ishaya, for asking its members to return to work, revealed that the federal government had increased the total money in the 2022 budget for the allocation of risk of 40 billion naira to 47 billion naira per year.

    He said the latest strike would not have escalated to the point where it has come if the old NARD leadership had given its members the correct information.

    The minister said the federal government was not in debt to any doctors until August 2, when the NARD went on strike.

    He noted, however, that there were controversies over the allowances, such as the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) and some doctors who did not receive the COVID-19 special allowances.

    The minister assured that all contentious issues were addressed, including the payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund and special COVID-19 allowances for those missed.

    “The previous management of NARD has gathered information from your members. Instead, things wouldn't have escalated. You don't have to be a pugilist. We know we have opposition to our government. That's not to say that if we're doing something right, we shouldn't be praised.

    “If the former leaders of NARD were not doing politics, they should have reported well to their members, especially after the intervention of the Elders Forum of which the President and General Secretary of NARD were members.

    “You are lucky to have me here, doctor and manager of the health system, as Minister of Labor and Employment. So when the case arises, the issues are clear to me.

    “But, when you give advice to both parties on how things should be done and that is completely thrown away, you leave us with no choice but to do what the law says we should do.

    “This is why I referred this case to the Nigerian National Labor Court (NICN),” he said.

    Ngige explained that the issue of the circular removing NYSC doctors and interns from the service program was the decision of the National Council of Institutions chaired by the Federation service chief, ”he said.

    On the issue of migrating some doctors to the GFMIS platform, Ngige explained that there were things the government could not do immediately, but needed time to accomplish them.

    Ngige praised the new NARD leaders for their openness to dialogue, saying that information reached him showed that they had passed through offices for the welfare of their members, which their predecessors did not know. patience to do.

    On the issue of benefits for deceased doctors, he said the government had received a report that the closest relatives of the deceased doctors had not been seen.

    Earlier, in separate speeches, NMA General Secretary Dr Philip Ekpe and NARD New President Dr Godiya Ishaya thanked Ngige for his reconciliation efforts which led to the strike being resolved.

    However, they called on the minister to speed up the full implementation of the memorandum of understanding they concluded with the government.

    Source: NAN

  •   By kindness Musa Iwezua Experts appointed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment have started a review of the draft national safeguard policy aimed at protecting children from abuse Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labor and Productivity revealed this on Tuesday during the third meeting of experts working on finalizing the draft policy in Abuja Represented by the ministry s reform director Dr John Magbadelo the minister said the policy was an instrument to prevent child abuse as well as to guide the implementation of child protection procedures in the country There are rights that protect our children but this policy specifically protects our children from the abuse that is rampant across the country Ngige said He added that after finalizing the document it would be shared with relevant international organizations partnering in the country on the issues for further action to be taken immediately Subsequently it will be corrected amended as needed then domiciled under the supervision of the Ministry of Women s Affairs which is responsible for children The Ministry of Women s Affairs will support all NGOs working on the document and will organize a validation workshop once the documents are finalized he said Opeyemi Ebulu Eyuruntari executive director of the World Foundation for Social Development of Saffron SAFFRON SDGF said children are important to the country s human capital He said this would be optimally developed to a level providing a safe and conducive environment Protecting children from neglect abuse violence and exploitation is important and should be a priority The implementation is pending from the relevant government offices and we encourage them to let it run said Ebulu Eyuruntari She said children are God s heritage and the future of every community urging states across the country to adopt the policy document once finalized We appreciate the support of the ministries parastatal organizations and agencies that have contributed to the success so far and we encourage them to do more to make this happen and to put this structure in place to protect our children She added Mr Bulus Atsen president of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA Abuja branch said the policy should have been implemented long ago There has been no policy that will guide the implementation of all laws protecting children s rights The policy will go a long way in bringing the laws that regulate child protection to life he said He added that the implementation of the policy should be reviewed over time to meet expectations Mr Ekanem Udoh a representative of the Ministry of Women s Affairs said the document would greatly help children as many of them were afraid to go back to school The federal government and other relevant stakeholders are working to ensure that children return to school and are kept safe The policy comes at the right time so all hands have to be on deck to see that the policy is fit for implementation The document in the long term will be a support system for other policies with the help of the recent sex offender charge registry he said Source NAN
    Experts review draft national safeguarding policy for children
      By kindness Musa Iwezua Experts appointed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment have started a review of the draft national safeguard policy aimed at protecting children from abuse Dr Chris Ngige Minister of Labor and Productivity revealed this on Tuesday during the third meeting of experts working on finalizing the draft policy in Abuja Represented by the ministry s reform director Dr John Magbadelo the minister said the policy was an instrument to prevent child abuse as well as to guide the implementation of child protection procedures in the country There are rights that protect our children but this policy specifically protects our children from the abuse that is rampant across the country Ngige said He added that after finalizing the document it would be shared with relevant international organizations partnering in the country on the issues for further action to be taken immediately Subsequently it will be corrected amended as needed then domiciled under the supervision of the Ministry of Women s Affairs which is responsible for children The Ministry of Women s Affairs will support all NGOs working on the document and will organize a validation workshop once the documents are finalized he said Opeyemi Ebulu Eyuruntari executive director of the World Foundation for Social Development of Saffron SAFFRON SDGF said children are important to the country s human capital He said this would be optimally developed to a level providing a safe and conducive environment Protecting children from neglect abuse violence and exploitation is important and should be a priority The implementation is pending from the relevant government offices and we encourage them to let it run said Ebulu Eyuruntari She said children are God s heritage and the future of every community urging states across the country to adopt the policy document once finalized We appreciate the support of the ministries parastatal organizations and agencies that have contributed to the success so far and we encourage them to do more to make this happen and to put this structure in place to protect our children She added Mr Bulus Atsen president of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA Abuja branch said the policy should have been implemented long ago There has been no policy that will guide the implementation of all laws protecting children s rights The policy will go a long way in bringing the laws that regulate child protection to life he said He added that the implementation of the policy should be reviewed over time to meet expectations Mr Ekanem Udoh a representative of the Ministry of Women s Affairs said the document would greatly help children as many of them were afraid to go back to school The federal government and other relevant stakeholders are working to ensure that children return to school and are kept safe The policy comes at the right time so all hands have to be on deck to see that the policy is fit for implementation The document in the long term will be a support system for other policies with the help of the recent sex offender charge registry he said Source NAN
    Experts review draft national safeguarding policy for children
    Features1 year ago

    Experts review draft national safeguarding policy for children

    By kindness Musa / Iwezua

    Experts appointed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment have started a review of the draft national safeguard policy aimed at protecting children from abuse.

    Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Productivity, revealed this on Tuesday during the third meeting of experts working on finalizing the draft policy in Abuja.

    Represented by the ministry's reform director, Dr John Magbadelo, the minister said the policy was an instrument to prevent child abuse, as well as to guide the implementation of child protection procedures in the country.

    “There are rights that protect our children, but this policy specifically protects our children from the abuse that is rampant across the country,” Ngige said.

    He added that after finalizing the document, it would be shared with relevant international organizations partnering in the country on the issues, for further action to be taken immediately.

    Subsequently, it will be corrected, amended, as needed, then domiciled under the supervision of the Ministry of Women's Affairs, which is responsible for children.

    “The Ministry of Women's Affairs will support all NGOs working on the document and will organize a validation workshop, once the documents are finalized,” he said.

    Opeyemi Ebulu-Eyuruntari, executive director of the World Foundation for Social Development of Saffron (SAFFRON SDGF), said children are important to the country's human capital.

    He said this would be optimally developed to a level providing a safe and conducive environment.

    “Protecting children from neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation is important and should be a priority.

    “The implementation is pending from the relevant government offices and we encourage them to let it run,” said Ebulu-Eyuruntari.

    She said children are God's heritage and the future of every community, urging states across the country to adopt the policy document once finalized.

    "We appreciate the support of the ministries, parastatal organizations and agencies that have contributed to the success so far and we encourage them to do more to make this happen and to put this structure in place to protect our children. She added.

    Mr Bulus Atsen, president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Abuja branch, said the policy should have been implemented long ago.

    “There has been no policy that will guide the implementation of all laws protecting children's rights. The policy will go a long way in bringing the laws that regulate child protection to life, ”he said.

    He added that the implementation of the policy should be reviewed over time to meet expectations.

    Mr. Ekanem Udoh, a representative of the Ministry of Women's Affairs, said the document would greatly help children as many of them were afraid to go back to school.

    “The federal government and other relevant stakeholders are working to ensure that children return to school and are kept safe.

    “The policy comes at the right time, so all hands have to be on deck to see that the policy is fit for implementation.

    "The document, in the long term, will be a support system for other policies with the help of the recent sex offender charge registry," he said.

    Source: NAN

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