Many Nigerians have taken to social media to react to Chris Ngige’s statement that doctors are free to leave Nigeria, as we have more than enough in the country.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had earlier today on Channels TV Sunrise Daily stated that he is not bothered about the decision of medical doctors who choose to leave Nigeria to practice outside the country. He said;
“I’m Not Worried, We Have Surplus (Doctors), if we have a surplus, we export. I was taught Biology and Chemistry by Indian teachers in my secondary school days.
“They are surplus in their country. We have a surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this. It is my area, we have excess. We have enough, more than enough, quote me.”
The statement has not gone down well with many Nigerians, and below are some reactions gathered by LailasNews;
@SIRDESSTA – @MBuhari Nigerians will continue to call on you if you fail to appoint minds that can deal with issues rather than trivialize them. Chris Ngige and many other ministers have been in limbo in their offices respectively and that’s why your government suffers for it.
@Tracy_On_You – CHRIS NGIGE: I’m worried Nigeria have surplus Doctors, in-fact they are free to leave to ease where.
ME: why won’t he ask our able doctors to leave their fathers land when already APC and Buhari knows they’re incapable to build health facilities.
APC is a disaster period😭
@El_Tiger29111PR – Chris Ngige is actually helping the economy in the long run.
Think about it, how many of these politicians treat themselves in Nigeria?
When they go abroad the same Nigerian doctors will get paid to treat them and the money will be sent back to Nigeria.
@TheBlaKKGenius – I think some of these ministers enjoy their names being mentioned in the media. Maybe that way, it looks like they are working. Because honestly, I can’t understand what Chris Ngige is talking about.
@LadiSpeaks – This APC membership be like hypnotism – brilliant minds saying bullshit all to defend the party’s anyhowness and so as Dr Chris Ngige done
@emmanuel_ebosie – This is trouble oo. Serious one. How can Chris Ngige make such statements.
So this is truly what the government think about our doctors moving to other countries to practice.
If you talk now someone will start telling you about CLEAN money & rice mills.