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Monday, December 27, 2021

Age falsification: NGO calls for investigation of FMC Medical Director

By Our Correspondent

A Non-Governmental Organization, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has called for the suspension and investigation of the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, in Ogun State, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, over alleged age falsification.

According to HEDA, the call became imperative following a suit instituted by a Non Governmental Organization, All Youths Reoriented Initiative of Nigeria (AYRION), against Prof. Musa-Olomu, over alleged age falsification.

The NGO in a statement written to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie E. Ehanire, sought for  suspension in-depth investigation and of the Medical Director pending the outcome of the allegations.

In a statement signed 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.

It could be recalled that AYRION had dragged Prof Olomu and the Federal Ministry of Health to a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta in a suit number: FHC/AB/FMC/100/21 over alleged age falsification, mismanagement of funds, employment of his biological son and granting him study leave in a European country with pay.

But HEDA in a statement obtained by Vanguard said the group will 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 thorough investigation.

“We want to state 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,” he stated

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