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Ben Bruce reacts as Buhari govt says Medical Doctors are free to leave Nigeria

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Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East, has criticized the Federal Government for saying that medical doctors are free to leave Nigeria to practise abroad.

Saga Gist had reported that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige stated that he is not bothered about medical doctors leaving Nigeria, to practise outside the country.

Ngige, who was a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily programme, said the practice is not alien to Nigeria, because he was taught by Indians in secondary school.

“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,” he said.

But reacting, Ben Bruce in a tweet said, “Nigeria rejected my bill to allow a Right of Return to African Americans and Afro Caribbeans who have the requisite educational and financial qualifications.

“Now a minister says we have more than enough doctors and those who want can leave. Do we understand our challenges at all?”

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