The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, has condemned the mass exodus of medical personnel from Nigeria to other developed countries, saying the trend needs to be stopped.
Speaking when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Medical Association (MNA) led by its president, Dr. Uche Ojinmah in his office today (August 4, 2022) in Abuja, he said the government will do everything necessary to stem the exodus of medical personnel especially doctors in the country.
To this end, Mamora said the government will look into conditions of service of health workers concerning their working tools and remuneration, to encourage health workers, particularly doctors, in their profession.
He promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity.
The minister promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity.
He enjoined the association to maintain a high level of integrity and conduct, in line with her oath of the profession.
Mamora stated that the ministry will always collaborate with the association, in scientific matters and appreciated the association for her visit.
Earlier, Ojinmah, said that they came to felicitate the minister on his new appointment as the new minister in charge of the ministry.
Also, he requested the minister to discuss some of the association’s challenges such as the condition of service, working tools and remuneration at the Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC) on her behalf.