Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has approved 100% implementation of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals in the state’s health sector. Prior to the approval, the CONHESS implementation rate was 70 percent.
The governor’s spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, disclosed yesterday in press statement in Damaturu. It read in part: “The governor has also approved 100 per cent implementation of the revised Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) for medical officers. “A submission on the salaries of administrative staff of the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH) was also approved by His Excellency the governor. “The total monetary implication of the approvals – which is the differential on the existing salaries being enjoyed by the three groups of benefi ciaries – is N74, 335, 339.2 per month.”
It added: “With the Yobe state government now implementing CONHESS, CONMESS and YSUTH administrative staff ’s salaries at 100 per cent, Governor Gaidam has brought the remuneration package in the state’s health sector at par with what obtains in federal government health institutions.”