Adesua Etomi, a Nollywood actress, says it’s unfortunate Nigeria has no hazard allowance or insurance in place for health workers risking their lives to combat spread of the coronavirus pandemic.


In a post on her social media page on Friday, the gifted actress said the country’s failure to cater for the well-being of its health workers account for the incessant brain drain in the health sector.

“Health workers in Nigeria have really suffered. How can there be no hazard allowance or insurance for health workers who are putting their lives at risk every single day? Why are we normalising nonsense? It is a pandemic for goodness sake,” she wrote on Twitter.

“This is why we keep losing the best of the best to other countries. I’m tired.”


Her comment comes hours after Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said he is not aware if medical doctors and other health practitioners managing COVID-19 patients in Nigeria are being paid any hazard allowance.


It also further stretches the list of Nigerian celebrities who have commented on the country’s health system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TheCable Lifestyle earlier reported how Rema, a singer, and Don Jazzy, Marvin Records CEO, had called out the country’s leaders over their failure to fix the heath sector.

Etomi, wife of Banky W, Nigerian entertainer and politician, recently made headlines when she celebrated her husband’s 39th birthday.


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