In spite of an appalling doctor-patient ratio, Nigeria’s labour minister said he is not worried about how medical doctors are leaving the country in droves.
Chris Ngige, himself a medical doctor, compared the brain drain to the exportation of surplus products.
“I’m not worried,” Chris Ngige said on Channels Television’s breakfast show Sunrise Daily.
“We have surplus. 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.”