Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the placement of 110 medical students on salary Grade Level 07.
This was disclosed in a statement by the governor’s media aide, Abdullahi Bego, on Thursday.
“The 110 student doctors will join 389 others who have already been placed on the government’s payroll and have been receiving their salary on monthly basis,” the governor said.
He added, “The Yobe State Government designed the 07-salary grade level take-home pay as an incentive to the medical students and get them to return and serve in the state after completing their MBBS degree training.
Bego hinted that the state would spend over N41 million on a yearly basis for the additional students added to the government’s payroll.
The governor also reiterated his administration’s commitment to improving the health care delivery system in the state.
This, he noted, was aided with the establishment of a new Medical College at the state university and a new Teaching Hospital.