Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said Nigeria has more than enough doctors to treat its citizens so any medical doctor that wants to leave the country in search of greener pastures is free.
He shared this on a programme on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
He said, “No, I am not worried (about doctors leaving the country). We have a surplus. If you have a surplus, you export. It happened some years ago here. I was taught chemistry and biology by Indian teachers in my secondary school days.
“There are surplus in their country and we also have a surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this.
In my area, we have excess. “Who said we don’t have enough doctors? We have more than enough. You can quote me. There is nothing wrong in them travelling out. When they go abroad, they earn money and send them back home here. Yes, we have foreign exchange earnings from them and not just oil.”
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