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His over three years as the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta has brought about change in both the edifice and welfarism of workers and patients at the centre. Despite these, Prof Musa-Olomu’s enemies have continued to grow because he has not only blocked them from extorting patients, but has also made embezzlement an impossible act for many of them.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that jealousy, self interest, hatred and desire to hijack the economy of the centre for selfish and personal aggrandizement by some few elements were part of the reasons some powerful forces are against the second term bid of the ‘workaholic’ MD.
Since assumption of office, FMC had recorded unprecedented and enviable landmarks which some groups were not comfortable with.
Among these achievements were the successful completion of some monumental projects recently commissioned by the representative of Mr President.
All the six clinical departments put forward for accreditation were successfully accredited to the extent that those who came recently for the Radiology department accreditation exercise were amazed by the array of new and latest sophisticated equipment they saw including 64slides CT Scan machine, Mammography, Fluoroscopy, Mobile & Digital X -ray machines.
It was also gathered that these elements were not comfortable with the daily rising profile of the the Medical Director and this reportedly made them not to relent in their avowed determination to cut him to size.
Findings revealed that in an attempt to achieve their objectives, the ‘disgruntled’ people resorted into unprofessional activities by throwing caution to the wind.
A union leader at the centre who preferred anonymity said, ” It is unthinkable the kind of supposed classified documents which those who supposed to know and knowledgeable about administrative issues are dishing out to the media
“You petitioned the Medical Director of wrong doing to the appropriate quarters, you are the same set of group who rushed to the media while awaiting response from the quarters you took his case to
“Why all these if not desperation to hijack the system to their own selfish agenda which will draw the Centre backwards”, the Union leader said.
The union leader added, “Good enough, in spite of pressures from them, those developmental journalists had gladly refused to dance to their tunes having known that their selfish mission was to use and dump them
“The most unfortunate and hard to believe fact is that there was no single individual among those elements who had not benefited one way or another from the present administration.
“We know them and we have our facts. But we will behave wisely”.
“Here’s an internationally acclaimed researcher with access to international grants.
“Recently, he secured about $ 600 thousand US dollars grant ( N300 Million) for the Centre.
“Elsewhere, such a grant would have been diverted to personal covers. He never did that. Rather he made a public announcement about it, and the funds were being utilized for the hospital use” the source further added
Similarly, it was gathered those forces were also against the realization of the vision of the Medical Director to establish a University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta towards which former Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun donated 170 hectares of land and a successful public hearing had.
It was further learnt that some individuals were not happy about the honesty and transparency of the Medical Director in the award of contracts
Also since Olomu assumed office, the Centre had not witnessed any local industrial strike action due to the Medical Director’s open door policy and the love the entire staff have for him.
Corroborating this, an Egba high Chief who pleaded anonymity advised forces against the MD to sheath their sword and work towards the progress of the Centre
“If you accused this man of wrong doings and you have directed your petitions to those government authorities that you believe will do justice, why then all these hurry to the media?
“Why putting the man on media trial all because you are against him?
“You want to be the accuser and at the same time judge in your own case.
“This kind of uncivilized action smacks of bad belly.
“I will also urge the media not to be a willing tool in the hands of destructive elements and enemies of progress.
“I will urge them to read between the lines and refrain from taking everything hook line and sinker.
“We knew the precarious condition in which FMC Abeokuta was before and how it is now since the coming of the present Medical Director
“We must give him a chance”, the high Chief counselled.