- Musa said the approval is in line with the Governor Umar Namadi administration’s commitment to enhance access to affordable healthcare services across the state
The Jigawa State Government has given the green light for the recruitment of 1,124 health workers who were formerly employed as casual workers within the J-Health program.
Alhaji Sagir Musa, the Commissioner for Information, Youths, Sports, and Culture, announced this development in a statement released on Friday in Dutse.
The State Executive Council officially sanctioned this initiative during its meeting on Thursday.
“The SEC has, on Thursday, November 30, 2023, deliberated and approved the employment of 1,124 health workers (J-Health) in permanent and pensionable engagements.”
Musa said the approval is in line with the Governor Umar Namadi administration’s commitment to enhance access to affordable healthcare services across the state.
He said the council also approved N959.2m for salaries and allowances’ payment for the 1,124 health workers.
He said they include the 924 J-Health workers: 200 medical personnel, 40 medical doctors, 30 pharmacists, and 20 nurses.
He said other beneficiaries include 20 biological lab scientists, 15 community health workers, 10 dental therapists, 10 physiotherapists, five medical imaging specialists, 40 certified nurses, and midwives.
Others include 10 science laboratory technicians and other relevant fields to be deployed to the 281 primary health facilities across the state.
“The confirmation of the 924 J-Health ad hoc status is, however, subject to examination to be conducted by the state Ministry of Health.
“The council also approved the engagement of 1,000 indigenes that studied health-related courses into the J-Health scheme to replace those that gained permanent employment.”