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Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

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Nigeria's minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has attracted criticism when he said that medical doctors are permitted to leave for greener pastures abroad, while also suggesting that the country has enough qualified doctors to take care of its patients. Ngige, who himself is a medical doctor, was speaking on Channel's TV Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. His words: "I am not worried (about doctors leaving the country). We have surplus. If you have surplus, you export. It happened some years ago here. I was taught chemistry and biology by Indian teachers in my secondary school days. "There are surplus in their country and we also have surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this. In my area, we have excess. "Who said we don’t have enough doctors? We have more th