Let’s make Nigeria medical tourist destination, says FG.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has met with Nigerian nurses and midwives practicing in the United Kingdom, calling for collaboration to make Nigeria “a medical tourist destination."
On a blog post in Nigeria News today It was revealed that Dabiri-Erewa made the call at the 25th anniversary gala night of a United Kingdom-based Diaspora group, the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association in the UK, with the theme “Leading the Future, Influencing Global Health."
This was according to a statement made on Monday by the spokesman for NiDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.
Dabiri-Erewa commended the nurses and midwives for their charitable deeds and urged them to continue giving back to society.
She said President Bola Tinubu’s administration was committed to improving health care facilities and practices in Nigeria and called for more collaboration by establishing partnerships for knowledge exchange, telemedicine initiatives, and skills transfer programmes.
“Nigerian healthcare practitioners in the Diaspora, working with their counterparts in Nigeria, can make Nigeria a medical tourist destination,” she said.
The UK-based nurses and midwives called for a structured Memorandum of Understanding on the migration of health workers between the governments of Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
The president of the association, Wendy Olayiwola, noted that they would continue to contribute their expertise through their collaborations with medical institutions back in Nigeria, stressing the need to create more platforms for networking and communication to foster a collaborative environment for sharing insights and best practices.
The Mayor of Southwark, Mayor Michael Situ, commended Nigerians in the UK and pledged to continue to serve the community effectively and efficiently.