Nigerian Medical Association, Kano Sate Chapter has revealed that a total of 162 medical doctors and 789 nurses have relocated to foreign countries from the state in continuation of the “Japa syndrome”
The chairman of the association, Dr. Abdullahi Sulaiman stated this to newsmen.
Dr. Sulaiman was reacting to the so-called “Japa”, a terminology used to describe the mass relocation of medical and other health professionals from Nigeria to foreign countries in search of better welfare.
“It is a bad situation and this is across almost all healthcare workers, not only doctors. They are leaving for Gambia, Somalia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and many others every week,” he said.