The federal government through theb senior special adviser to the president on Diaspora and foreign affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa, has called on Nigerian doctors staying abroad to come back home to strengthen their country’s healthcare system.
Dabiri made the call at the Nigeria Health Watch annual Future Health Conference themed ‘The Diaspora as Nigerians Brain Gain’ in Abuja, were she noted that Nigerians in Diaspora are very relevant to Nigeria, adding that “they possess immeasurable resources as they present expertise in their related area of profession.”
They are usually among the best performers in their fields in any country, so the country for a while has value as it helps them gain experience and present credible resources that can propel the development of the nation and project the image of the country in a positive way, but afterwards have to comeback and help the country.
With this structured plan, we do not have to solely rely on our developmental partners to help solve our problems we have the capability to solve these problems ourselves.
We are relying on Nigerians healthcare givers that have gained landmark in other countries to come back home and strengthen our healthcare system.” She added.