Operatives of the Department of State Services, yesterday (Thursday), did not allow medical doctors to take part in the recruitment interview organized by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health to continue with the recruitment exercise at the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.
Top medical consultants in their hundreds had on Tuesday stormed the Ladi Kwali Hall of the hotel to participate in the recruitment, while another exercise was scheduled for Thursday. The DSS operatives stormed the hotel venue on Thursday morning and dispersed the doctors and journalists, who gathered at the venue.
A journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Marcus Fatunde, was arrested at the venue but later released.
A Doctor who spoke to newsmen on anonymity vented his frustration, saying it was his right to seek for better opportunities elsewhere. “Some of us, who came here today, came because we don’t even have jobs and we don’t want to do the wrong things.“Two categories of people were here today: the jobless ones and the ones who are poorly remunerated.“We didn’t commit any crime; we just wanted a better system. So, why is the government trying to frustrate us?”, the Doctor stated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.