Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced its decision to stop hiring foreign dentists to provide job opportunities for locals, a report said.

The decision that was announced by the Labour Ministry aims at encouraging private sectors to hire more local dentists in the medical area.

The latest move is part of Saudi Arabia’s effort to expand and reinforce its labour force.

Several Nigerian doctors and medical professionals are in top positions in hospitals and medical universities across the world.

There have been calls for the development of the infrastructure in Nigeria in order to bring them back home.