The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) estimates that between 2019 and 2022, approximately 11, 000 nurses will relocate from Nigeria to developed nations.
Michael Nnachi, president of the organisation, stated this in Abuja while briefing reporters as part of this year’s International Nurses Week celebrations.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, nurses endured “horrendous working conditions and immense misery,” according to him.
In addition, he stated that nearly 5,000 nurses and midwives died worldwide during the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic.
Nnachi stated that increased migration was causing a lack of nurses in the country.
To combat brain drain, he suggested investing in the nursing staff and considering a unique compensation package for nurses.
Nnachi urged the Federal Ministry of Health to control the migration of nurses and midwives in order to mitigate the detrimental impacts of brain drain on the country’s health sector.