The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, has said that the mass exodus of medical personnel, especially doctors, abroad must stop.
Mamora made this statement when a delegation from the Nigeria Medical Association (MNA) led by the president, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, paid a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja on Friday.
The minister stated that the government will do everything necessary to stem the mass exodus of medical personnel, especially doctors, from the country.
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To this end, Mamora said the government will look at the working conditions of health workers with regard to their work tools and pay to encourage health workers, especially doctors, in their profession.
He promised to defend the interests of doctors and health professionals because of their importance to humanity.
He instructed the Association to maintain a high level of integrity and conduct in accordance with their oath of profession.
The Minister stated that the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will always cooperate with the association in scientific matters and appreciates the association for her visit.
Earlier, Dr. Ojinmah said they came to congratulate the minister on his new appointment as Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.
He also requested the minister to discuss on her behalf some challenges of the association such as track record, working tools and compensation in the Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC).