Second Term Expectations: FMC Unions Write FG On CMD Return

Organised unions within the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital have written to the Federal Government recommending the return of the Chief Medical Director of the Center, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu, for another terms in office.

The Unions; Medical and Health Workers' Union of Nigeria, an affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress; National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives; and Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals, in their separate letters said Musa-Olomu's appointment for the first term was characterised by purposeful and result oriented leadership.

The three separate letters were all addressed to Chief of Staff t the President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Minister of Health, Minister of State for Health, Head of Service of the Federation, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Director of Hospital Management Board and the Director General of the Department of State Services. 

In the letters which were signed by the Chairman and Secretaries of the three unions, the workers affirmed the giant strides recorded within the last four years of Musa-Olomu's administration especially on staff welfare.

Staff welfarism, according to the letters, was a cardinal core values of the hospital since Musa-Olomu took over leadership, which, they said, had berth a better condition of service for staff members.

This, they said, was evident by Musa-Olomu's deliberate policy of inclusion given to all members of staff, adding that this has resulted in peace and harmony that prevailed in the center without a single industrial action in the last four years.

The workers further maintained that they have no reservation in recommending him for another term in office in order to consolidate on the gains of making the center a positive reference point of patience care in South West.

The letters read in part, "His (Musa-Olomu) appointment is characterised by purposeful and result oriented leadership since assumption of office as the Medical Director.

"We affirm that giant strides have so far been made in the annals of history of the Center especially as it relates to staff welfarism. This is a cardinal core value of the hospital which he introduced and had berth a better condition of service for staff members evidenced by his deliberate policy of inclusion to give all a sense of belonging.

"For the records, there hasn't been any local strike action in the Center since his assumption of office. This had not been the case before his appointment.

"We have witnessed first-hand, the good working relationship between the Hospital Management and the Board of Management that had made the annual promotion of our members a worthwhile effort. This is highly commendable. Meaningful progress can only be made in a peaceful environment.

"We are not oblivious of the facts that there must be opposition in all things, we unequivocally recommend him for a second term in office to further consolidate on the gains so far making the Center a positive reference point of patient care in the SouthWest.

"His expansionary vision can only be complemented by granting this request in the overall interest of the patient population thronging the Center for medical intervention as a result of the plethora of specialities now available in the Center and majority of staff members of Unions in the Hospital."

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