COORDINATING MINISTER ISSUES STATEMENT OF NEED FOR 8 NIGERIAN MEDICAL SUBSPECIALTY TRAINEES IN THE UNITED STATES

COORDINATING MINISTER ISSUES STATEMENT OF NEED FOR 8 NIGERIAN MEDICAL SUBSPECIALTY TRAINEES IN THE UNITED STATES

COORDINATING MINISTER ISSUES STATEMENT OF NEED FOR 8 NIGERIAN MEDICAL SUBSPECIALTY TRAINEES IN THE UNITED STATES



In line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda and his conscious commitment to transforming the Healthcare system, the Coordinating Minister, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Ali Pate, CON, has approved the applications of 8 Nigeria medical trainees for a Statement of Need to be issued to the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

The trainees and their subspecialty are as follows:

1.     Dr. Chidiebere Emmanuel Omaliko - a three - year Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the
One Brooklyn Health/Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center program from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027

2.     Dr. Ejemenare Dawodu – Fellowship in Neonatal – Perinatal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, from
September 1, 2024- August 30, 2027

3.     Dr. Favour Ekerete Markson – training in Cardiology (cardiovascular diseases) at the Jefferson Einstein Hospital,
Philadelphia, from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027

4.     Dr. Olanrewaju Adebusuyi Ogunleye – Fellowship in Radiology (Breast Imaging) at the University of Texas at Houston
Breast Imaging, from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

5.     Dr. Obinna Theophilus Nwankwo – Fellowship in Nephrology, Fellowship program at the University of Nebraska,
Omaha starting in July 2024

6.     Dr. Anderson C. Anuforo – Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York,
commencing in July 2024

7.     Dr. Ayo Samuel Falade- residency training in Hematogy/ Oncology at Mayo Clinic School to Graduate Medical Education
(MCSGME) Jacksonville, Florida from July 1, 2024- June 30, 2027.

8.     Dr. Adanna Ikunna Nwaneri – 3 years Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine
from July 2024 – June 2027.

Issuance of this Statement depicts Federal Government’s confirmation to the United States Government of a need in
Nigeria
for the specialized training, being sought by the applicants, thus, paving way for processing of J-1 Exchange Visitor
Visa applications for trainees.

The trainees are expected to abide by the assurance they made in their individual applications to return home to Nigeria
immediately after their training, to serve their home country, at least for 2 years.

The Minister called on the trainees to honour their commitment to return and patriotically serve the country that gave
them foundational training and still needs their services.

He noted that as they do well in the US, they should remember that it is the commonwealth of Nigeria that contributed to
their being attractive to the US and avoid being simply inputs or economic migrants.

While urging Nigerian professionals in the Diaspora to avoid engineering negative perception about the country in foreign
lands, the Coordinating  Minister assured that the Federal Government is pursuing a policy of Constructive Migration while
doing everything possible to improve the working conditions of the existing workforce.

                         


                                                                                              Deworitshe Patricia

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