A bill to prevent Nigerian-trained medical or dental practitioners from being granted full licences until they have worked for a minimum of five years in the country has passed second reading at the House of Representatives.
The development has generated a lot of reactions on Nigeria’s social media platforms.
Will not work. Not practicable. Loss of talent and skill are the most costly items on the Consequences of Corruption list of line items.
They are hoping some the issue. Stop stealing. Reward talent and shun ineptitude. Silly.
Y not tackle D rot in D medical sector & pay workers fairly instead of trying to cage them? U don’t want to cut down on ur overbloated wage bills but U want to stop others from earning legitimately? Look in D mirror, how many lawmakers earn as much as y’all? In D WPoverty capital
In the usual tone deaf manner, you failed to think many choose to leave a system that doesn’t adequately reward their efforts.
But let’s make them waste another five years before full license. Your own best way to retain talent is to stifle innovation & punish success. Bravo ?
This bill among others aimed to discourage emigration of doctors infringes on human rights. You can't regiment an individual's career because you want to keep them in a place. The cost of training a Doctor in Nigeria is cheaper than in the West because the infrastructure is poor!
Can the politicians also be stopped from travelling abroad for any health related issues for the first term in office.
If you want to work abroad. Go and study abroad or you go to a private university. You can't go to school basically for free here and go work abroad. It doesn't make sense
If you want to make enemies, try to change something that people are comfortable with or have a vested interest in. ~ George Silverman