Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the current brain drain, especial in medical field, will always be there even in the best of time.
Osinbajo, who spoke to some Nigerians in Ottawa, capital of Canada acknowledged that there’s concern around brain drain but that the reality is that, there will always be that issue “and huge countries like ours will always have it.”
He said that there are other countries with similar experiences, “which is why you have a huge Indian diaspora, huge Chinese diaspora.
“What is important is that we train our people well so that wherever they go, they are able to get good paying jobs, so that they don’t get jobs well below their dignity wherever they find themselves.
“That synergy is bound to happen; a lot of collaboration going on in the tech space, in medicine and science, that is always going to happen.
“We already have a reservoir of talent and experience in the diaspora everywhere and the more training we are able to do, the more collaboration we are able to have and the better for us all.”
this was even as the Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Adeyinka Asekun said that Nigerians living in Canada will soon be able to apply for 10-year passport leaflets, being the 3rd country to roll out the process after the United Kingdom and the United States of America.