Ubani vows to sue FG over reappointment of Musa-Olomu as FMC MD
Former Second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Chairman of the NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL), Dr. Monday Ubani, has threatened to sue the Federal Government for allegedly renewing the appointment of the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, despite an alleged indictment against him.
He said that Musa-Olomu, who was appointed as MD of FMC, Abeokuta in 2017, ought not to have had his appointment renewed since he was indicted for age falsification, gross misconduct and abuse of office by the board of medical centre, two months ago.
Ubani, who stated this at a press conference in Lagos, noted that it is unfortunate that Prof. Musa-Olomu, who is also being investigated by the police and is currently on administrative bail, was not asked to step aside by the Federal Ministry of Health, but was rewarded with renewal of his appointment.
According to Ubani, such action negates the principle upon which the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari claims to stand.
“I want to use this opportunity to remind the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration that what just happened in FMC, Abeokuta, where a man who ought to have retired from service clearly altered his age to get another term in office, is another form of corruption, which if not reviewed, will certainly dent the image of this administration,” he stated.
He said that alteration or change in the date of birth presented while joining public service is a serious crime that should not be taken lightly.
Ubani, therefore, urged 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.
Nigeria’s health system, he said, is too important and critical to be handled by persons of questionable character.