Nigerian Doctor Living In The UK Reveals How He Worked Without Pay For 14 Months In A Nigerian Military Hospital

Nigerian Medical Doctor, Binutu/LIB
Nigerian Medical Doctor, Binutu/LIB

Toluwani Binutu, a Nigerian medical doctor who is based in the United Kingdom, has revealed how he worked for 14 months without pay in a Nigerian military hospital and advised Nigerians to relocate to countries that will appreciate their potential.

The medical professional gave the advice in an Instagram post on March 1, 2023, while reacting to the announcement of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election.


Dr. Binutu said:

“MY NIGERIAN STORY. After finishing Medical school, I did my house job with a Military hospital in Lagos. I worked there for 12 months and I wasn’t paid A DIME throughout. I was then advised not to leave the system because that will reduce my chances of getting paid what was owed me. So I worked an extra 2 months for them. Still no salary was paid.

“Then all of us (Medical Doctors) went on strike & told our story on National TV. Within 4 weeks, Ministry of Defence suddenly released our salary for 8 out of the 14 months. We were happy and went back to get signed off for NYSC. But the Military hospital banned us from getting signed for NYSC because we “embarrassed them” on National TV.’’

He also revealed that the situation made him miss out on his NYSC batch as he also stayed idle for seven months.

“This led to me missing my NYSC batch and sitting idly at home for 7 months. I couldn’t move ahead with my life & I couldn’t go back to repeat House-job all over again. Then God intervened. We were made to apologise & we were later recalled. No-one told me before I wrote to relocate to the UK. I saved up money. I lived with my parents, didn’t buy a car, saved like crazy & took loans.’’

Binutu expressed pity for the Nigerian youth and urged them to work hard and leave the country for greener pastures elsewhere.

“My heart bleeds for the Nigerian youth.  My advice would be for you not to spend your Lifeblood & your Potential fighting against forces. Forge your own path, whether home or abroad, wherever you can. If it becomes necessary, Move to a different country where your obvious, unmitigated, abundant Potential will be celebrated far and wide. You have one life to live. Just one.’’

Tinubu was announced the winner despite the fact that the elections were rigged and violent.

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