Not All Medical Graduates Will Be Specialists, Some Will Be Farmers — Health Minister


Criticisms and mixed reactions have trailed a recent comment made by the Minister of Health concerning the unfortunate plight of medical graduates in the country.

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that not all medical graduates in Nigeria must practice. He said this while responding to a question he was asked by journalists at a function recently.

When asked what he will do as regards the frustration that resident doctors go through after their residency programmes and then can not find suitable places to work, Adewole said, “It might sound selfish, but we can all be specialist. Some will be farmerss, some will be politicians.

The man who sews my gown is a doctor. He makes the best gown.”

The Minister’s comment has since generated a lot of criticisms by social media users.

Watch a clip of him speaking below: