As much 727 medical doctors trained in Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom in the last five months, between December 2021 and May 2022.
This is according data from the website of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom on the number of foreign doctors working in the UK.
According to the data, Nigeria is the country with the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK, coming behind only India and Pakistan.
It is worth noting that as of November 2021, 8,983 Nigerian trained doctors were working in the UK.
However, another set of 727 were licensed between December 2021 and April 2022.
That brought the total number of Nigerian doctors in the UK to 9,710.
This is as tough operating environment persists in Nigeria, with medical practitioners owed several months of salary areas in some states.
The federal government had also failed to pay the new hazard allowance to medical doctors and other categories of health workers.