Nigeria risks shortage of health specialists if the suspension of residency training programme is not lifted. A former president of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Nasir Abdullahi said this yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust:
He said, "In the next six years, when the current consultants retire, if this suspension still holds till then, we will not have any more specialists.
"The National Postgraduate Medical College, what would now be their function? The West African College of physicians, the Nigerian component; what will be their function? That is tantamount to waste of resources because people there will still be earning salaries and doing nothing. All the appointments and the budgeting, all for nothing."