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Onwughalu calls for enhanced welfare package for doctors



A FORMER Awka  Zonal Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Oliver Onwughalu has advocated the upliftment of  the welfare of doctors to enhance their professional competence.

Dr. Onwughalu, who gave the indication in a press statement in Nawfia, called for an increase in their salaries along with the demands of their profession.

The medical expert believes that a well financed medical professional will improve their service and check the brain drain in the profession.

He said the issue of the universal increase of workers salaries in Nigeria which has now been pegged to N30,000 minimum wage is a good idea, but wants the federal government to restructure the nation’s economy towards reducing inflation and making the Nigerian currency strong in the international market.

The former NMA boss expects the Nigerian government to improve the social services in the country to make the take home pay of workers meaningful.

In his reaction to the N30,000 minimum wage for workers, a former chancellor of the Awka Catholic Diocese,  Monsignor  John Paul  Nzomiwu, okayed the pegging of the new minimum wage but asked for the national review of the wages of all categories of workers namely the political appointees and government appointees who operate  in the same market.

Monsignor Nzomiwu queried the huge amount of money paid to the average senator in the country, compared to the average worker and said the  disparity  should be harmonized for equity to prevail.

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