No fewer than 6,068 medical doctors moved to the United Kingdom since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
According to data obtained from the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, the total number of Nigeria-trained doctors who migrated to the UK as of August 30, 2022 stood at 10,096.
Nigerian doctors who got medical qualifications in schools outside the country are not included in the data.
The data revealed that 233 Nigerian doctors passed the examination to practise in the UK in 2015.
The number increased to 279 in 2016, while the figure was 475 in 2017.
In 2018, the figure rose to 852 while it further increased to 1,347 in 2019.
In 2020, the figure was 833 despite the fact that the GMC closed operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The figure for 2021 was put at 932.
So far in 2022, the data revealed that 1,107 Nigerian-trained doctors have been licensed to practise.
Presently, Nigeria has the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK after India and Pakistan.
Other popular destinations for Nigeria-trained doctors include the United States, Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Australia.