Borno Rural Health Workers To Get 30% Salary Boost

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has promised health workers who agree to work in rural areas a 30 per cent increase in their salaries. Daily Trust reports.

The governor disclosed this at the flag up of the distribution of N100,000 and food items to elderly people – 65 years and above – under Renewed Hope Initiative of the Nigerian First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu.

The governor said his administration is poised to support the elderly in every way possible, adding that the state would provide physicians that specialize in treating the elderly in the health facilities across the state.

Zulum, who was represented by Prof Baba Malam Gana, the state Commissioner for Health, noted that a department for the elderly would also be established in Borno State University Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri.

Flagging off the distribution of N100,000 to the elderly, Borno First Lady, Dr Falmata Zulum, who represented Mrs Tinubu, said 250 vulnerable elderly citizens aged 65 and above benefited from the support.

She said the gesture was to cushion the effects of the economic situation and to alleviate the burdens of the elderly during the festive period.

“As we approach the festive season, it’s very important to emphasize the significance of prioritizing our elderly citizens in our initiative,” she said.

She urged them to embrace life to the fullest, prioritize their health, nurture their minds, and strengthen their bonds with loved ones and with God, saying that “These are keys to a rich and fulfilling life in your golden years.”