Senator Ben Bruce has reacted to a statement by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole that not all media students should become specialists.
The Health Minister was asked what was doing to do to resolve the issue of doctors have a problem getting into residency programmes.
In answering the question, the Minister of Health responded saying “We can’t all be specialists. Some will be farmers”
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Ben Bruce writing via twitter said President Muhammadu Buhari should have fired the minister over such statement. According to the lawmaker, there’s enough shortage of doctors in the country and such statement is highly unwelcome. He noted that Nigeria needs more doctors and if the health minister is interested in the agricultural ministry, he should do well to tell his boss.
With the chronic shortage of doctors in Nigeria, why would the minister of health say that not all medical students should graduate and be doctors? He even suggested that some should be farmers. If he wants the agric ministry, he should tell his boss. We desperately need doctors!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) September 22, 2018