Leaving Nigeria: The Nigerian Dream?
1974 When the federal Commissioner for Economic Development and Reconstruction, Prof. Adebayo Adedeji and his delegation embarked on a three‐week tour to US cities including New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, his mission was simple: to convince Nigerians to return to their country to aid in economic development. O. Oche, the then…
How to reduce brain drain amid pandemic - Expert
The President of the Commonwealth Medical Association and a former president, Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele has urged governments at all levels
Experts urge FG to increase retention rate of professionals
Migration experts have called on the Federal Government to increase the retention rate of professionals to avoid brain drain and optimise brain gain in the country.
Buhari mulls dialogue with doctors, nurses over brain drain
Buhari has disclosed Federal Government’s plan to discuss with doctors and nurses on ways of retaining the nation’s skilled workforce trained at great expense to the state.
Again, Buhari expresses indifference about Nigerians leaving the country
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians who have another country to relocate to are free to do so. "Anybody who thought he has any other country than Nigeria, Goodbye," Buhari said. "We are determined to rehabilitate our country especially for our children and grand-children," the president added. Nigeria, with a teeming young population, has…
Talent gain vs. brain drain
The Nigerian economic boom of the 70s and 80s fueled by the discovery of oil made Nigeria a choice destination for many including the most prominent global technology companies at that time. The Nigerian currency was stable, and of high value, the country became a lucrative destination for economic migrants. We had an influx of Indian or Ghanaian teachers and lecturers in public secondary schools and universities. Our government could afford to pay them, and they helped us build our skills base.
Poor salaries, absence of advanced technologies responsible for brain drain
International migration first emerged as a major public health concern in the 1940s when many European professionals emigrated to the U.K. and U.S.A. In the 1970s, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a detailed 40-country study on the magnitude and flow of the health professionals. According to this report, close to 90 per cent of…
Politicians, others must respect doctors, stop foreign medical trips - Enabuele
Dr. Osahon Enabulele is the former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Vice President Commonwealth Medical Association (CWMA) and Adviser, World Medical Association. He spoke on why more Nigerian doctors are going abroad to practice and proffered solutions. What is responsible for the brain drain? Nigeria will continue to experience brain drain of medical personnel, as…