Army Chief Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has pleaded for the home return of willing Nigerian medical practitioners in diaspora, stressing the need to direct their best brains toward developing the nation’s health sector.
He pledged that the Nigerian Army was ready to absorb them into its military hospitals upon their return.
The Chief of Army Staff explained while receiving Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and the top management team of the Commission at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
He maintained that the Nigerian Army is willing to collaborate with NIDCOM’s advocacy of bringing the best brains back home, noting that “Nigeria parades the best doctors in the UK, US, Canada, and South Africa, and the Army under his command will be willing to employ them if they return home, thus reducing the scourge of brain drain.”
“It is therefore a thing of joy for me to partner with NIDCOM to celebrate these Army warriors who have been making us proud abroad in all their military operations as a morale booster for them,” said the Chief of Army Staff.
He added the resolve of the Army under his Command to maintain discipline and professionalism and ensure the protection of the citizenry against any form of aggression that would affect the corporate entity of the country.
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff and commended him for his professionalism and the new positive image the Army has been getting since his assumption into office.
She said the Commission is offering to partner with the Nigerian Army in celebrating and appreciating what they are doing to protect humanity, which is one of the best in the world.
Exhibiting the activities of the Commission, Dabiri-Erewa implored the Army Chief not to rest on his oars in the discharge of their professional duties, as Nigerians do appreciate their sacrifice.