The former 2nd Vice-President of Nigerian Bar Association, Monday Ubani has threatened to sue the Nigerian authorities for renewing the appointment of the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State regardless of an indictment towards him.
The Medical Director of the centre is Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu.
Ubani, who addressed a press convention in Lagos on Monday, said that Musa-Olomu’s appointment shouldn’t have been renewed since he has been indicted for age falsification, gross misconduct, and abuse of workplace by the board of the medical centre two months in the past.
He famous that it was unlucky that Musa-Olomu, who’s at present being investigated by the Nigeria Police and at present on administrative bail, was not requested to step apart by the Federal Ministry of Health.
Ubani mentioned quite, Musa-Olomu was rewarded with a renewal of his appointment.
The authorized practitioner vowed to file a go well with towards the Nigerian authorities if the appointment is just not reversed, stating that such an motion negates the precept which the President Muhammadu Buhari administration claims to face for.
He mentioned: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was extensively voted into energy for first and second phrases as a result of the president assured Nigerians that he’ll battle corruption in any kind within the nation to a standstill.
“I need to use this chance to remind the All Progressives Congress-led administration that what simply occurred in FMC, Abeokuta the place a person who must have retired from service however clearly altered his age to get one other time period in workplace, is one other type of corruption which if not reviewed, will definitely dent the picture of this administration.
“I want to presume that the president personally may not be aware of what has happened in FMC Abeokuta with the connivance and collusion of the Federal Ministry of Health, but I believe it is not too late to revisit the matter.
“The outdated follow the place public servants flagrantly violate the Public Service Regulations and Government Circular with out punishment have to be discouraged.
“Institutions like FMC, similar Ministries, Departments and Agencies under the Federal Republic of Nigeria are governed by rules known as Public Service Rule; this is where guidelines, both on appointment and retirement of a public servant are stipulated.
“Alteration or change within the date of delivery introduced whereas becoming a member of Public Service is a severe crime that shouldn’t be taken flippantly. The Public Service Rule is obvious about any Public Servant being investigated and confirmed to have altered or modified the date of delivery which may result in abstract dismissal from the civil service.
“I hereby call on the Federal Government to review the process through which Prof Musa-Olomu’s tenure was renewed and if found to have been fraught with corruption, should be reversed. Our health system is too important and critical to be handled by persons of questionable character.
“Federal authorities must also examine the circumstances beneath which the Ministry of Health suppressed the letter of the Board to the Ministry/workplace of the SGF withdrawing its earlier advice of Prof Musa-Olomu for a second time period which was written earlier than the petitions that got here in have been investigated.
“I also demand that Federal Government should investigate the circumstances under which Prof Musa, who is being actively investigated by the Nigerian Police FCID and is currently on administrative bail was not asked to step aside by the Ministry of Health but was instead recommended for a second term with the letter presented publicly to him by the Minister of Health despite the Ministry being in receipt of a court process seeking to forbid the step of renewal.
“Let me conclude by saying that if the Federal Government of Nigeria fails, refuses, and/or neglect to handle these weighty points as raised on this press textual content, I shall with none additional discover to them take authorized measures and actions as a involved citizen for the intervention of the judiciary into this disaster solely created by the Federal Ministry of Health.”