Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Doctors Trained For Free In Nigeria Should Serve The Country For 9 Years Before Relocating Abroad – Ngige

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has intimated that doctors trained in Nigeria would have to undergo a mandatory nine-year service before they will be allowed to leave the country.

Ngige recommended the signing of a bond with medical and other health workers so they can serve the country before leaving for anywhere.

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The Minister made the disclosure in a statement issued by Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan.

Ngige said: “Medical education in Nigeria is almost free. Where else in the world is it free? The Presidential Committee on Health should come with a proposal for bonding doctors, nurses, medical laboratory scientists and other health workers, so that they don’t just carry their bags and walk out of their country at will when they were trained at no cost.New Minimum Wage To Be Implemented Immediately - FG

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“In London, it is 45,000 pounds a session for medical education in cheap in universities. If you go to Edinburgh or Oxford, you pay $80,000. If you go to USA you pay $45,000 but if you go to the Ivy leagues, you pay $90,000 for only tuition, excluding lodging. You do it for six years. So, people in America take loans.

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“We can make provisions for loans and you pay back. If government will train you for free, we should bond you. You serve the country for nine years before you go anywhere.”

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