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We Will Prioritise Recruiting Nigerian Doctors – Tambuwal

TambuwalSokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that priority will henceforth be giving to recruiting Nigerian doctors since they know the terrain very well.

Tambuwal, who spoke to a delegation of the Sokoto State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) paid him a visit, also said foreign doctors would only be recruited when it is inevitable.

Warning that foreign doctors working in the state must regularise their registration with the appropriate Nigerian supervisory agencies or they stand the risk of losing their jobs, Tambuwal said registration would guarantee their qualification to practise in Nigeria or otherwise.

According to him, his government will recruit more health workers across the state, saying that facilities at the Sokoto Specialists Hospital would soon be upgraded to enable it render residency services to medical students in the state.

The governor also insisted that only qualified health personnel would henceforth be employed by the government. Simultaneously, he called on doctors in the state to work with the government to professionalise the health sector.

Speaking earlier, the state NMA Chairman, Dr Jimoh Abdulgafar urged the governor to consider overhauling the state’s health sector with a view to meeting the medical needs of the people.

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