May Day: Your entitlement syndrome too much, ‘leave if you want’-Ngige hits at doctors




As Nigeria’s workers celebrate Day, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has reacted to the strike threat by medical doctors.

Ngige disclosed this on Monday during an Arise Television interview monitored by DAILY POST.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done a lot for workers in Nigeria.

Recall that the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD gave the federal government Two weeks strike ultimatum.

The doctors listed the bill seeking compulsory five-year service for graduates in medical and dental fields before being granted a full licence as part of the reasons for the proposed strike.

However, Ngige said the Country had enough for Nigerian-trained doctors deserving of patriotism.

“They said that we have not done enough; as I said before, you can leave Nigeria; it is left for the education, health Ministries to function out what to do. We train people free of charge because they pay N48-50,000 per session while their counterparts abroad pay $100/£80 per session; they borrow the money from the bank, and when they graduate as doctors, repayment is done, which is why they don’t leave their Country.

“But here we train you free; my own was through scholarship. So why won’t I be patriotic to serve my Country? You are saying a bill by a private member is the reason you want to go on strike. How can a government tell a member who did a private members’ bill, not even an executive? Do you now list it as one of the conditions for going on strike? That is absurd.

“The sense of entitlement is too much in this Country. Like I said earlier, you obey the law, look odd, and apply it to a wicked man. I don’t have any apology for what I have done”, he stated.