FMC Abeokuta Board Reverses Endorsement of Musa-Olomu as Medical Director for second term

By Our Correspondent

The Board of Management of Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta has reversed the endorsement of the incumbent Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu for second term.

The Board in a letter signed by the Center Chairman, Dr Abdul'aziz Labo Mahuta and addressed to the Secretary to the government of Federation and dated May 11, 2021 said the reversal became imperative due to 'avanlache' of petitions and allegations against the incumbent.

SalientTimes had reported that a fact finding committee set up to look into various misdemeanor of  the Medical Director, Federal Medical Center Abeokuta, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu, has indicted him of gross misconduct.

Concerned staff of FMC, Abeokuta have petitioned the Board and the Federal Ministry of Health on some allegations bothering on age falsification, abuse of office, and fraudulent practises against the Medical Director, Musa-Olomu calling, for proper investigation into the allegations.

The Committee under the Chairmanship of Elder Gabriel Akpan, Dr Olutomi Coker ( Hon Commissioner for Health, Ogun State), Alh Ibrahim Ibn Gaji (Rep Professional Bodies), Alh Tijani Ramat Momoh (rep. Public interest)- as members while
Mr Evans M. Udoekanem (rep. Federal ministry of health) as Secretary, found Professor Musa-Olomu guilty on many of the allegations raised in the petition.

In the reversal of endorsement letter sent SGF, the Board of Management of the Center pleaded that the earlier endorsement be considered null and void.

"Please refer to our earlier correspondence on the request for 2nd term of tenure of office of the Medical Director of Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta.

"The Board of Management of the Center seizes this opportunity to state categorically that avalanche of petitions and evidences  confirming the allegations thereafter have necessitated that the intial endorsement be considered null and void.

"In addition, the Board wishes to state that having weighed the administrative and judicial implications of the various allegations leveled against the incumbent Medical Director, Prof Adewale Abdus Samiu Musa-Olomu, it becomes imperative to inform that all previous communication regarding earlier recommendation of his second term is hereby rendered invalid and of no consequential effects whatsoever.

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