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FETHI promotes 1,649 workers, warns trouble makers

Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti

Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), Dr Majekodunmi Ayodele, has disclosed that 1,649 workers have been promoted in the last three years by the hospital’s board.

He also warned the workers of the hospital against instigating crisis over leadership positions, saying such could threaten the respect the public has for the tertiary health institution.

Speaking in Ido Ekiti on Tuesday, Ayodele said the outstanding November and December salaries, which had caused some unrest in the hospital in recent time, as well as arrears of allowances of 2014 and 2015 respectively have been paid.

He said the hospital has keyed into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) introduced by the federal government as part of the efforts to curtail financial recklessness in the hospital.

He said a total of 971 and 678 senior and junior staff respectively were promoted since he ascended the position, contrary to rumour being peddled against him that he had denied the staff promotion.
Ayodele, who regretted the leadership tussle pummeling the hospital, charged those scrambling for the position of the CMD to wait until the expiration of his tenure by September, this year, rather than stoking the fire of crisis that could rip the hospital apart.

On the claim by his detractors that the hospital was getting over N2 billion to execute projects annually, Ayodele stated that the highest he had ever collected for capital projects was N130 million, saying most of the projects were being done through Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
“My detractors had never stopped peddling lies against me since I assumed office. It is sad that most of these crises were being instigated by a former CMD, who had benefited from the system.
“I want to say that the kind of reforms I have brought on board, particularly the establishment of procurement committee has not gone down well with some staff. Through this process, Contracts were being diligently awarded and I stopped payment into individuals’ accounts and direct payment of money to staff to stop embezzlement”, he said.

On the allegation raised  by Ekiti Youths Against Corrupt Leaders (EYACL) that some major equipment had broken down, Ayodele said: “To ensure efficiency, my administration has bought a mobile x-ray worth N8.5 million to replace the one that was faulty, while the dialysis machine, Ultrasound , Ambulances and other equipment were being well serviced.

The most interesting thing  has been that we used to buy all these equipment from our IGR.To also check embezzlement and any form of corruption, the office of the Auditor General of the federation as well as private audit firm were being allowed to audit our account in line with the statutory provision.

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