The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora has assured that the mass exodus of medical personnel particularly, medical doctors to foreign countries must stop.
Dr. Adeleke stated this when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (MNA) led by its President Dr. Uche Ojinmah paid a courtesy visit to him in his office on Thursday, in Abuja.
The Minister stated that government will do everything necessary to stem the tide of mass exodus of Medical Personnel especially doctors in the country.
To this end, Dr. Adeleke said that, government will look into conditions of service of health workers with respect to their working tools and remuneration, so as to encourage health workers particularly doctors.
He promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity.
He enjoined the Association to maintain high level of integrity and conduct, in line with the oath of the profession.
The minister added that Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will always collaborate with the Association, in scientific matters and appreciated the Association for her visit.
Earlier, the President of Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, said that they came to felicitate with the minister on his new appointment.
He also, requested the minister to discuss some of the Association’s challenges such as condition of service, working tools and remuneration at the Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC).