Diaspora Skills Transfer: Catalyst For Efficient Healthcare Delivery In Nigeria–Dabiri-Erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NiDCOM) has re-emphasised the need for Diaspora skills transfer toobtain excellence and efficient service delivery in the Healthcaresector in Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa in a statement issued by Gabriel Odu, stated this at discourse with Dr Monica Simi Alabi, a Nigerian-UK based medical specialist in Healthcare Policy and Leadershipin Abuja.

She noted that the development of any country is a collaborative frontof both the inner circles of the country and its Nationals living andworking in the Diaspora.

The NIDCOM Boss maintained that Nigeria has the top best medicalpractitioners in the world, that if they partner with the medicalpractitioners at home, will boost Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system.

Dabiri-Erewa applauded Dr. Alabi for making the nation proud and urgedothers to be inspired by the UK doctor, while assuring her of theCommission’s availability to support her vision in whatever capacity forthe country.

Dr. Alabi explained that her purpose for the visit is to push for apolicy that will enable access to better medical attention within everythree kilometre radius in the country, as she raised that healthcare isvery key, for a healthy nation equals a growing GDP.

She also stated that such practice is done in the UK and believes thisis doable in Nigeria, especially since the country recently transitionedto a new government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.

Dr Alabi who is a member of the Doctors for Change initiative andWimBiz, requested for partnership between such organisations and NiDCOM.

Dr. Monica Simi Alabi is a UK medical practitioner of Nigerian origin.She is a philanthropist, and an expert in policy and leadership in thehealthcare system, as well as the Founder and convener of Beyond WealthInitiative.

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