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Kogi youths demand resignation of FMC head


Agency Reporter

A group of Kogi Youth on Friday assembled at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja to protest and demand the removal of the current Medical Director, Dr. Olatunde Alabi over alleged negligence.

This is happening amid the continued closure of the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja by the Federal Ministry of Health.

The group through its spokesperson Mr. Saliu Abdulmalick noted that the reason for their demand was founded on several allegations leveled against the MD over continued closure of the medical center despite the urgent need for it services by the people.

He alleged that the negligence of medical staff under the MD has reportedly led to several health crises in the hospital.

He charged the Federal Government to conduct its findings on some of the allegations leveled against the MD, noting that part of their demands is for him to be replaced with a qualified practitioner.

The Senior Special Assistant on student Affairs to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Comr Isah Onimisi Babangida who came around to pacify the protesters assured Kogites of the preparedness of the Governor to intervene on the lingering crisis at the health institution.

Comrade Babangida, within few hours of the start of the demonstration stated that he responded to calls requesting for his presence and possible intervention to which he rushed to the scene of the situation and was greeted by many of the Concerned Kogi Youth members embarking on the protest.

He assured them that their concern which centred on the Medical Director of the FMC, Dr Olatunde Oladeji Alabi already has the ears of the Governor who is on top of the situation, saying it would be adequately ironed out in no distant future.

All effort to reach the Medical Director or the Hospital representative proved abortive as they were not on ground to respond to enquiries.



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