More Nigerian doctors have succeeded in obtaining British licence, an analysis of data made available by the General Medical Council of Britain (GMCB) has revealed.
According to the data, the number of Nigerian- trained doctors in the United Kingdom has increased to 9,189.
The data showed that a total of 805 Nigerian trained doctors had been licenced while the number of Nigerian-trained specialists and consultants who migrate have continued to increase over the years.
Furthermore, 233 Nigerian doctors passed the examination to practise in the UK in 2015.
According to the data, the number increased to 279 in 2016 while the figure was 475 in 2017. In 2018, the figure rose to 852 and further increased to 1,347 in 2019.
It revealed that 1,968 of the doctors were currently undergoing training, 1,560 were general practitioners, 1,231 were specialists and a total of 4,652 were associate specialists.
The GMCB is the regulatory body responsible for licencing doctors in the UK.
In September, it was reported that Saudi Arabia organised a recruitment interview for consultants and specialists in Abuja.