We Are ready To Absorb Returning Doctors In Our Military Hospitals – COAS

The COAS also reiterated the resolve of the army under his Command to maintain discipline, professionalism and ensure the protection of the citizenry against any form of aggression.




The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has assured Nigerian Doctors abroad willing to return to the country that the Nigerian Army is ready to absorb them into its military hospitals.

Lagbaja gave this assurance while receiving Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and top management team of the Commission at Army Headquarters, Abuja.

According to a statement from NIDCOM’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Chief of Army Staff said the army will collaborate fully with the commission’s advocacy of bringing back home the best brains from the diaspora to help develop various sectors in the country.

He said having been in the diaspora before now, he noticed that Nigeria parades the best doctors in UK, US, Canada and South Africa, adding that the army under his command will be willing to employ them if they return home, thus reducing the scourge of brain drain.

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The Army Chief expressed delight that the Nigeria military abroad has been excelling in all military assignments given to them and making the country proud.

” It is therefore a thing of joy for me to partner with NIDCOM to celebrate these Army warriors who have been making us proud abroad in all their military operations as a morale booster for them”

Lagbaja said the army will be willing to collaborate with the commission even at the home front to enhance the visibility of the Army and make Nigerians appreciate them for their sacrifice in keeping the country safe from any internal and external aggression.

He reiterated the resolve of the Army under his Command to maintain discipline, professionalism and ensure the protection of the citizenry against any form of aggression that will affect the corporate entity of the country.

Earlier, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff and commended him for his professionalism and the new positive image Army is getting since assumption into office.

She said the commission is offering to partner with the Nigerian Army in celebrating and appreciating what they are doing to protect humanity being one of the best in the world.

While showcasing the activities of the Commission and areas of collaboration, Dabiri-Erewa urged the Army Chief not to rest on his oars in the discharge of their professional duties as Nigerians do appreciate their sacrifice.