Resident doctors accuse CMD of diverting N280m in Ondo


The affiliation of Resident medical doctors, (ARD), Federal clinical center, (FMC) Owo, has accused the acting leader clinical Director (CMD) of the medical institution, Iliasu Ahmed, of diverting the fund released by way of the federal government for the fee of 2016 arrears to every other task.

They stated the performing CMD of the health center need to supply account of the way the N280m released by using the federal government for the price of the 2016 shortfall of their salary was spent.

however, the acting medical Director, Ahmed, who confirmed the receipt of the N280m from federal authorities, said the fund changed into not intended for the fee of shortfall within the 2016 profits of the medical doctors.

The doctors made the allegation on Wednesday, all through a non violent protest over the control’s failure to pay the 2016 arrears of quick fall of their profits amounting to N280million.

The doctors stated the protest will hold till the management reversed its selection on the fee of the shortfall.

The docs, armed with placards of various inscriptions inclusive of “pay us the 2016 salary arrears, why maintaining to our arrears notwithstanding the discharge of N280m, we not want leaders like Ahmed Iliasu, wherein is N280m released for the price of 2016 shortfall”, amongst others, blocked the main front to the CMD’s workplace.

talking on behalf of the protesting medical doctors, President of the ARD, Ibikunle Fakorede, stated Ahmed had acquired the fund for the charge of the shortfall when you consider that April 2016.

Fakorede maintained that the medical Director had diverted the funds for other makes use of, contrary to the mandate contained inside the memo directing the payment of the budget.

“we've got heard that the Federal authorities has no other funds to remit to the institution for the payment of the arrears, considering the fact that the only launched were used for other purposes via the CMD.




“The CMD remains denying that the N280 million paid to FMC Owo isn't intended for our profits shortfall and up until now there is no evidence from him to counter the files we've got presented earlier than him

“We have been advised by way of the Presidential Initiative on continued Audit, (%), Abuja that the N280 million is for our revenue shortfall.

“we can keep to occupy the performing clinical Director’s workplace until our demand is met. The protest and profession of the CMD workplace will keep between the hours 8am to 1pm daily until our needs are met. we would resume work by using 2pm each day till 8am the following morning”, he said.

talking, Ahmed said the fund turned into intended for other expenditures, which include the entitlements of different categories of workers.

Ahmed stated “this money they're speaking about isn't always for Resident medical doctors on my own; the money is meant for all classes of workers.

“The Federal government gave us N280million and we are nonetheless waiting for over one billion Naira from the federal authorities.

“they may be handiest shouting over this fund as some institutions are also laid low with this payment. we've got paid the whole thing because it is not meant for them on my own however all of the people inside the medical institution which have comparable shortfall closing 12 months.”

He, however, frowned over the protest by means of the Resident doctors, announcing the protest changed into wrongly timed as a case turned into arising at the industrial courtroom on Thursday over the problem.

He advised the clinical practitioners now not to preempt the court.

but the docs, brandishing relevant files maintained that the fund was supposed for resident doctors and have been diverted for some other reason, whilst including that they would hold to make the demands till the bills were made.

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