The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and his counterpart, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, have been requested to resign by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), in response to the widespread emigration of medical professionals from Nigeria.
Emmanuel Onwubiko, the national coordinator of HURIWA, denounced the recent spike in the number of doctors leaving the nation.
He said in a statement on Thursday that the development will have a significant negative impact on the health sector, which is crucial to the wellbeing of the country.
The organization also criticized Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, for failing to have the administrative and conflict-resolution skills necessary to keep millions of Nigerian youngsters at home for more than five months.
Onwubiko said, “It is shameful the statements credited to both ministers in media reports. Obviously, the health sector is in a comatose state with President Buhari spending about 300 days in the United Kingdom on medical vacation whilst doctors embark on strike every other day.
“Ngige and Ehanire are classical failures in this administration that have created spectacular social, economic and security concerns for Nigerians yet President Buhari can’t sack them as if to say there’s a secret oath sworn by those controlling central government to hear no evil see no evil but do all evil and be protected.”
The organization asked that the president come up with measures to improve the living conditions for doctors in Nigeria while also urging him to fire Ngige and Ehanire to show that he is not indifferent to their predicament.
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