The President of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, Aminu Muhammad, has said that it would take Nigeria 10 years to replace the 500 Doctors who recently left Nigeria in search of greener pastures.
Muhammad who spoke against the backdrop of findings by the association from 50 out of 80 chapters, confirmed that no fewer than 500 medical personnel have left the shore of Nigeria to the outside world.
The President who spoke with newsmen shortly after he read a Communique of the Biennial Delegates Meeting of the Association held in Kano, lamented that the alarming exodus of Specialists out of the country painted a dark future for the health sector in the country.
He stressed that according to statistics available to the association; more than 500 Medical Consultants have migrated out of the country in search of greener pastures elsewhere.
Muhammad added that Nigeria has continued to produce the finest and highest numbers of clinical experts, graduates, and postgraduates in sub-Saharan Africa, who are currently breaking records all over the world.