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As Nigerian universities continue to be closed because of the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, NPMCN, Prof. Akin Osibogun, has warned that Nigeria may not produce new doctors in 2022.

Osibogun, who spoke to journalists in Lagos warned that the issues leading to the shortage of doctors in Nigeria year-in, and year-out, must be addressed holistically. “Nigeria can no longer fold its arms and allow the trend to continue,” he added.

ASUU has been on strike for more than six months in what is seen as a heavy blow to Nigeria, even as the country continues to lose its professionals to the Western world and the Middle East due to brain-drain.