– Nigerian Min. of Labour, Chris Ngige has stated that he is not worried about medical doctors leaving the country to practice outside the country
– He added that Nigeria has a surplus of doctors to the extent that they can export some and it wouldn’t affect the country’s health sector
Chris Ngige, the Min. of Labour was on air this Morning on Channels TV Sun Rise programme when he made a bold statement that he is not worried about medical doctors leaving the country.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, who himself is a Medical Doctor declared that the country has a huge surplus of medical doctors and can export some of them to other countries.
Chris Ngige in his statement said, “I’m Not Worried, We Have Surplus (Doctors), if we have a surplus, we export. I was taught Biology and Chemistry by Indian teachers in my secondary school days.
“They are surplus in their country. We have a surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this. It is my area, we have excess. We have enough, more than enough, quote me.”
Chris Ngige stressed that Medical Doctors leaving the country will not affect the health sector of the country as he added that there is nothing wrong in practicing outside the country.
He stated that there is nothing wrong in travelling overseas to practice because it helps sharpen the skills because of the high tech facilities available in those countries.
Chris Ngige hinted that practicing outside the country will see these medical doctors earn money, which they send back home, he added that it is a form of foreign exchange apart from oil.