The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said the Federal Government will do everything possible to discourage doctors from leaving the country.
The Minister noted that the government will provide the necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the doctors.
Ehanire on Friday after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja, said, “I have heard the challenge of doctors leaving the country. We have plans to provide better funding for our hospitals in Nigeria and make such migration unattractive"
The minister also said the hospital performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, vowing that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in country.
He, however, advised the hospital management to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completed and seek alternative sources of funding.
“Schools are resuming, people are travelling in and out the country so we must be prepared for any emergency,” he warned.