Posted by News Express | 27 December 2021 | 494 times
A leading anti-corruption group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) has petitioned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie E. Ehanire, demanding the immediate suspension from office, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu.
HEDA said suspension of Prof. Musa-Olomu would provide a conducive environment for in-depth investigation of the Medical Director.
The group said its call was predicated on a suit instituted against the Medical Director by a group known as All Youths Reoriented Initiative of Nigeria (AYRION), accusing him of alleged age falsification, mismanagement of funds and employment of his biological son and granting him study leave in a European country with pay, within a year of employment.
According to HEDA, the suit was filed on November 5, 2021, with suit number: FHC/AB/FMC/100/21 at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
In a statement signed and delivered by HEDA chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraj, the Anti-Corruption Organization demanded that the allegations against Musa-Olomu be diligently investigated and pending the outcome of the investigation, he should be suspended from office in order to allow for a hitch-free investigation.
Suraji assured that HEDA would closely monitor the situation, in line with its mandate to protect and promote universally recognized human Rights, accountability and environmental justice in Nigeria and Africa, in accordance with International standards.
“Going by our mandate as a leading Anti-Corruption organization in Nigeria, we demand that the honorable minister of health to suspend the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State; Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, and do a thoroughgoing investigation.
“We want to state it clearly that if no action is taken, we will not hesitate to take further actions, including but not limited to reporting to higher authorities, litigation, media briefing, among others. Thus, we urge the health minister to take action now as we look forward to a veracious outcome,” Suraji said.
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