The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has urged Nigerian nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom to give back to their motherland.
According to a statement posted on the official X handle of the commission on Monday, Dabiri-Erewa stated this at an event by the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association, United Kingdom, where she was the special guest.
The statement read, “At the event, themed ‘Leading the Future: Influencing Global Health,’ she called for a structured MOU on the migration of health workers between the governments of Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
“Speaking at the event, the NiDCOM Chairman commended the nurses and midwives for their charitable deeds and urged them to continue to give back to their motherland.
“She expressed optimism that Nigerian healthcare practitioners in the diaspora, working with their counterparts in Nigeria, can make Nigeria a tourist destination rather than the other way around.
“She added that the Tinubu administration is committed to improving healthcare facilities and practice in Nigeria and called for more collaboration by establishing partnerships for knowledge exchange, telemedicine initiatives, and skills transfer programs.”
The statement further read that the president of the association, Wendy Olayiwola, said they will continue to contribute their expertise through collaborations with medical institutions back in Nigeria.
Olayiwola also stressed the need to create more platforms for networking and communication to foster a collaborative environment for sharing insights and best practices.