A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has tackled Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige for saying that medical doctors are free to leave Nigeria and practice elsewhere because the country has surplus doctors.
Ngige said this while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily as a guest earlier.
His words: “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.”
However Omokri asked why President Muhammadu Buhari spent over one year in the UK for medical treatment — Ngige says Nigeria has surplus doctors.
According to him, the Buhari led government is a “punishment to the Nigerian people.”
What type of arrogance is this? We have enough doctors? Is that why your boss, President Buhari, spent 1 year and 39 days abroad, including over 6 months in a UK clinic? This government is a punishment on the Nigerian people, he said.