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FG calls on Nigerian doctors abroad to come build dwindling health sector

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the nation’s healthcare system through liaising with Nigerian doctors in Diaspora.

This was made known by the Senior Special adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa, during the Nigeria Health Watch annual Future Health Conference, tagged ‘The Diaspora as Nigerians Brain Gain’ in Abuja.

According to her, Nigerians in Diaspora are very relevant to Nigeria, adding that “they possess immeasurable resources as they present expertise in their related area of profession.”

“They are usually the top performers in their fields in any country, so leaving us for a while has value as they present credible resources and experience that can propel the development of our nation and project the image of the nation in a positive way”

“With this structured plan, we do not have to solely rely on our developmental partners to help solve our problems we have the capability to solve these problems ourselves. We are relying on Nigerians healthcare givers that have gained landmark in other countries to come back home and strengthen our healthcare system.” She said.

However, Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Nigeria Health Watch uerged Nigerian doctors in Diaspora to see the opportunities in Nigeria’s health system and also seek ways to leverage their expertise in strengthening the Nigeria’s health sector.