Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, has indicated that the country will need 120 years to have the required number of medical doctors in the health sector.
The Minister spoke at the Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHSOfirst )’s matriculation ceremony, which was conducted at its temporary campus in Otada, Otukpo, Benue State, over the weekend.
Adamu also stated that the university would help to fill a big gap in Nigeria’s medical doctor shortage.
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Represented by Arc. Sunny Echono, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Adamu further said, “based on the existing production rate, it will take Nigeria about 120 years to have the number of doctors she needs, assuming all our doctors remain in the country.”
According to him, the university “will act as a catalyst, through training, research and innovation for the effective utilisation, exploitation, and conservation of Nigeria’s natural, economic and human resources.”
In other news, Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the formerly Pension Reformed Task Team, has been convicted of money laundering.
The judgment is currently being read in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court.
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Mr Maina is guilty of money laundering in the amount of N171,099,000, according to Abang. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) produced vital evidence through witnesses called.
It was also highlighted that, despite having the ability to call as many witnesses as he wanted, Maina only summoned one.
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