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Caller urges passage of anti-brain drain bill in Nigeria to address healthcare crisis

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The brain drain phenomenon has been a significant challenge for Nigeria and many other African nations for several decades.

Healthcare professionals are among the most affected, with many of them leaving the country to seek better opportunities elsewhere. 

To this end, a Hard Facts caller has made a compelling case for the anti-brain drain bill for medical and dental graduates in Nigeria. 

The bill seeks to address the ongoing brain drain problem by requiring graduates to provide healthcare services within the country for five years before they can receive their full license. 

The caller told Dayo Elusakin that he believes that if this bill is not passed, Nigerians will be left without any professionals to handle their medical needs.

“It will help cushion the effect of the mass exodus of doctors…our professionals are really ‘mass-exodusing’ out of this country and we are left with perhaps no professional to even handle our medical needs, our health needs,” he argued.

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