THE Federal Government on Monday feigned ignorance as a firm concluded arrangement to recruit Nigerian doctors for Saudi Arabia.
The firm, Meed Consultants, is recruiting the doctors in different specialties under a programme tagged, ‘Saudi Ministry of Health Doctors Recruitment August 2021.”
The government-licensed recruiting agency based in Abuja has fixed Tuesday (today) as interview date for doctors who registered for recruitment on its website.
This is coming at a time resident doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors are currently on strike.
Our correspondent reported that flyers announcing the recruitment had been trending on social media, especially WhatsApp platforms.
But when contacted on the matter on Monday, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, denied knowledge of the exercise.
He directed our correspondent to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.