Some nurses working at the Federal Medical Center, Asaba, Delta state have alleged the misappropriation of funds by the management of the hospital.
The healthcare workers lamented the non-payment of their uniform allowance by the management of the facility even though the government makes provision for it.
One of them told SaharaReporters that she last received her uniform allowance in December 2018 while the ones for the two subsequent years had yet to be paid.
According to her, the gross misconduct in the facility may be responsible for this as the Nigerian government earmarks a certain amount for that.
She said, “There is gross misconduct at the Federal management Center, Asaba. The CMD has refused to pay us our uniform allowance since 2019. Every year, the Federal government earmarks money to be paid to every nurse for uniform. The last time I was paid was in 2018.”
Another nurse in the facility alleged that the management in collaboration with the nursing executives squander their allowances.
She said, “It is the management of the centre that keeps squandering money in collaboration with the Nursing exco (executive council). The federal government is paying the allowance, we are sure of that because other federal hospitals do not owe their nurses. It's usually paid every December - N20, 000 but how we haven't seen anything.
“The last time I was also paid was in 2018 while in 2019, we weren't paid and the same with 2020.”