Saudi Arabia holds recruitment for Nigerian doctors

Nigerian doctors stormed the Ladi Kwali Hall of the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja on Tuesday to attend interviews for those willing to work in Saudi Arabia.

The firm organised the interview on behalf of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health.

Saudi Arabia holds recruitment for Nigerian doctors

Medical doctors in various fields such as anaesthesia, ICU, paediatrics and surgery, family medicine and others stormed the venue as early as 6.45am.

The job offer was for consultants and specialists in all medical fields, excluding psychiatrists. Those present paid N10, 000 for the application forms.

One of the doctors, Vivian Okolo, said she was shocked to meet her lecturer, a qualified Pediatrician at the recruitment exercise which is taking place at a time resident doctors in Nigeria are on strike, demanding better working conditions.

”I left medical school April 2011. My teacher is here. My own teacher. The first person I sighted here was my teacher, a seasoned peadiatric consultant. You know what it means? My teacher that taught me how many years ago. I am giving up on the country and poor leaders and I come here to meet my teacher. This is the worse. I never knew it has gone this bad” Okolo said

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