The Nigeria State Health Investment Project, NSHIP, says it will not pay performance subsidy of the third quarter 2019 and second Investment Credit worth fifty four million naira to Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, following what it called unjustifiable transfer of some health facility managers.
The State NSHIP Project, Dr. Adamu Muhammad stated this after a meeting with the local council Caretaker Committee Chairman at the council’s secretariat.
Dr. Adamu Muhammad said the transferred staff were well trained on financial management, record keeping, data collection and interpretation among others.
He said the decision taken by the local council was uncalled for and contradicts the project’s guidelines and specifications.
The Executive Chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Muhammad advised the local council Care Taker Committee Chairman to inform the agency of any sharp practice identified on the part of health care workers in the area and threatened to deal with any staff found wanting.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Darazo local council Alhaji Gara’u Adamu expressed regret of taking such tough decision without consulting the state primary health care development agency.
He assured the NSHIP project implementation Unit that all the transferred staff would be returned to their places of primary assignment.