About 500 Nigerian Medical Doctors on Tuesday attended the recruitment exercise organized by Saudi Arabia Health Ministry in Abuja.
The Saudi Arabia recruitment exercise took place at the Sheraton Hotel and witnessed a large crowd of Nigerian doctors with diverse specializations such as anesthesia, ICU, pediatric- surgery, family medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology.
Others were ENT, emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery radiology, hematology among others.
Our sources learned that the recruitment exercise was conducted by an agency on behalf of the Saudi Ministry of Health and that another recruitment exercise would soon be conducted in Lagos State and other parts of the country.
Recall that NARD had on August 2, 2021, embarked on indefinite industrial action after the union’s National Executive Council meeting in Umuahia, Abia State.
The strike is over the inability of the Federal Government to accede to the implementation of the agreement it entered with the union 113 days after it suspended the previous strike as a reason for the industrial action.
It is, however, feared that with this recruitment exercise, Nigeria may lose over 500 Medical Doctors to Saudi Arabia.