The Federal Government may consider introducing special allowance tagged “Scarce Skills Allowances” to curb the persistent challenge of brain drain which is detrimental to the nation’s economy.

The Chairman of National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Richard Egbule said the allowance would target skilled people leaving the country in search of greener pasture.

Chairman National Salaries, Income And Wages Commission, Richard Egbule

He explained that the commission had tried introducing the concept of Scarce Skills Allowances some years back without much success. Egbule said that the government may reconsider introducing the Scarce Skills Allowance to curb human capital flight, if it is properly defined, packaged and presented