UNN VC laments brain drain, urges govt intervention
Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, has expressed concern over the level of brain drain among medical practitioners in Nigeria, saying Federal Government must act to stop the trend.
Igwe spoke at the National Executive Council meeting of the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria (MDCAN), which held at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu.
The Vice Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Enugu Campus of the university, Prof. Edith Nwosu, blamed the situation on bad leadership in the country.
While challenging consultants and other professionals to rise to the challenge, Igwe said the forthcoming general elections offers an opportunity to right the wrongs in the country.
Igwe said: “Our nation, at this time, is faced with the greatest challenge of brain drain, and your profession is the worst hit.
“What does your association need to do to check brain drain? Bad leadership in the country is the problem.
“Now that Nigeria’s elections will commence next month, time has come when professionals should get involved; when we should participate. This is the time to change the narrative as professionals.”