Nigeria Exporting Best Doctors, NMA President Laments

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Uja, has said Nigeria is sitting on a ticking time bomb due to the way it’s medical doctors are migrating to other countries.

This is as he urged the Federal Government to do something to arrest the situation.

Uja said this during an interview with Punch.

According to him, “The issue of brain drain in health sector should not be taken lightly because it is like sitting on a time bomb.

“This issue must be properly discussed on the right table between Federal Government and stakeholders, because the way things are going, we are exporting our best and producing for other countries.

“If we are not good, why do they employ us? Our doctors are well-trained and anywhere they go, they will be employed.

“Though, we are not valued in Nigeria, when you go to Europe and America, there is a report recently that over 5,700 Nigerian doctors are practising in UK.

“On a monthly basis, many Nigerian doctors are travelling out. The issue of brain drain in the nation’s health sector must be properly discussed.”

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