On Tuesday 1st December 2020, the House of Representatives demand an increase in salary and allowances for medical practitioners in Nigeria.
Urging the Labour ministry, to review the salary, allowances and welfare of medical workers in Nigeria. Members of the House also implore the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity to consider expanding the number of practitioners in the country by creating more job opportunity and employment.
They lamented over the number of practitioners moving out of the country to other countries where they are well paid and respected, stating that when the government revisit this issue the health sector will experience a drastic change for good.
Rt. Hon. Ganiyu Johnson present the motion with title ‘Need to Address the Increasing Rate of Brain Drain of Medical Personnel from Nigeria’.
“The House also notes that the Nigeria Medical Association, in 2016, gave the statistics of about 5,000 medical workers leaving the country annually to developed countries, making Nigeria the highest source of foreign-born medical practitioners abroad.