6 Nov 2019
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.
25 Jul 2019
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…
20 Mar 2019
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.
22 Apr 2018
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…
22 Apr 2018
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…