Remain in Nigeria, FG Begs Doctors, Nurses

As part of moves to curb the brain drain in the health sector of Nigeria, the federal government has pleaded with doctors and nurses to remain in the country.

This plea was made by the Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos.

He reiterated that the FG has deployed measures to address the brain drain in Nigeria.

Ekumankama inaugurated the Orthopedic and Trauma Centre, Molecular Building Complex, Oxygen gas plant, Clinical Training Centre, and Ultra-Modern Theatre.

Ekumankama admitted that the mass relocation of health personnel was a problem and was worrisome.

“The greatest challenge facing the sector presently is the doctors and nurses leaving the country.”

The minister appealed to them to remain in Nigeria to see the efforts of the government.

“As a sacrifice, I encourage them to stay back and help us revitalize the health sector. We have witnessed that today with what is on the ground in this hospital,” he said.

Ekumankama added that the government, in the last three years, released 100 per cent of the health budget.

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