- Nigeria continues to lose its best hands to developed countries
- This is as authorities fail to give the best to workers toiling day and night working for better pay
- When opportunities come abroad, most Nigerians grab it with both hands and this is the situation with some Nigerians nurses
Five Nigerian nurses have joined the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust made the announcement via its Twitter page late last year.
The Nigerian nurses whose names were not given looked happy in a photo shared on the page of the Trust.
Nigerian medical personnels are reputed to be one of the best trained in the world and are scattered in various parts of the globe.
The UK health sector has been stretched in the last few months and the poaching of Nigerian nurses is not a surprise, especially as the Nigerian health sector continues to struggle in terms of welfare for workers.
Legit.ng checks reveal that the Trust provides hospital and community services for west Suffolk in the United Kingdom.
Services provided by the Trust are mostly commissioned by NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and their work is based on the strategic direction established by NHS England and the Department of Health.
As expected, the announcement generated various responses from Nigerians on Twitter.
Chimezie Odionye lamented:
“Steady brain drain.”
Lolade Nwanze wrote:
“Congrats o sisters. Super happy you can finally be valued and reach your full potential. God bless the work of your hands, amen.”
Gareth Carson, a British, wrote:
“Let's not forget that immigrants make a very positive contribution to Britain!”
Ogbeni Oluwatosin wrote:
“5 Nigerian nurses added to this great trust. Congratulations guys!”
Uche Aniche wrote:
“Let's keep kicking asses elsewhere until the morons that call themselves leaders wake up from their slumber. Success all the way compatriots.”
Meanwhile, a medical doctor working in one of the coronavirus isolation centres in Lagos has advised the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on what to do to the violators of COVID-19 rules.
Dr. Bella Nifemi, one of the medical personnel on the frontline in the battle of the dreaded virus, suggested that the violators are brought to where she had colleagues are battling to save the lives of many Nigerians suffering from coronavirus.
According to her, the action would enable the violators to appreciate the existence of the virus and the work ongoing at isolation centres to save lives.
Recall that a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, recently died of COVID-19 complications.
Professor Ibidapo-Obe was, until his death, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of First Technical University, Ibadan.
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