Saudi pays Nigerian medicine professors N6m monthly salary, FG pays N420,000 –Former NMA boss

Former President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, has blamed the mass exodus of workers in the health sector to other countries on poor pay by the Nigerian government. According to Ogirima, Saudi Arabia pays Nigerian professors of medicine between five to six million naira as monthly salary while the Federal Government pays their counterparts in the country the sum of N420, 000. Ogirima revealed that some of the professors are even paid up to seven million naira per month in Saudi Arabia while in Nigeria, the highest they are paid is less than N500,000 per month. The

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