CHRSJ Set To Drag CMD, National Orthopedic Hospital Before Anti-Graft Agencies, NHRC, Others Over Official Abuse, Unethical Selection And Gross Violation Of Extant Civil Service Rule

A human rights organisation, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, (CHRSJ) has accused the *Chief Medical Director* of the *National Orthopedic Hospital,Igbobi, Lagos, *Dr. Mustapha Alimi:-(+2348023130016)*, over an allegations bordering on gross misconduct,violation of civil service rules and procedures and financial mismanagement.

According to CHRSJ, it has concluded arraignment to forward a petition to the relavant authorities including *EFCC, ICPC, Special Fraud Unit(SFU)of the Police* and other security agents over allegation of constant workers harassment, Lording unqualified personnel over and above qualified personnel.

Specifically, he is being accused by members of staff in the *Clinical Service, Nursing Department*, the *Technical Service Department* and the issue being the appointment of *acting head* of the *Pharmacy Department* which is against the extant laws.

He is being accused of violating the General Clause of the *Civil Service Rule 020106* relating to the appointment of the Acting officer in a vacant position as espoused in *Appointment of Acting Position Clause 020601-6*

This is coming just as the group has concluded a petition to be forwarded to relevant security agencies particularly, the *Inspector-General of Police*, over constant *threats and harassment* being meted to a staff Pharmacist *Mrs. Tititlayo Onedo:-(+2348033071841)*.

In a statement issued and signed by CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and made the copies available to newsmen on Monday, urged the two anti-graft agencies, the Economic, Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to beam search lights on the activities of the Alimi-led management particularly, in the *procurement of drugs from the Drug Revolving Fund and Drug Store Manager*.

CHRSJ in the statement, is reacting to a petition that was forwarded to Alimi for onward transmission to both the institution’s board and the Minister for Health stated that there was more to the decision of *Dr. Alimi* to sideline *Pharm. Mrs. Onedo* in the bid to fill the vacant post of the Acting Head of Pharmacy for her junior.

“We are aware that Dr. Mustapha Alimi has decided to deliberately sideline Pharm. Mrs. Titilayo Onedo for her junior, Pharmacist *Mrs. Funmilayo Fagboyo* for reasons that are not noble, which we call on relevant anti-graft agencies to unravel saying CHRSJ position is premised on the circumstances leading to the appointment.”

According to the CHRSJ, Pharm Mrs.Titilayo Onedo incurred the wrath of Mustapha whom it (the group) alleged tried to influence to carry out some acts, which are not only in breach of civil service rules but also clearly breach the recently enacted *Procurement Act*, saying it has resolved to seek justice for *Onedo*.

Sulaiman stated in clear terms that Onedo who had acted as the Acting head of the department between *8th and 14th October, 2021* as the most the senior officer in the department in line with *extant civil service rule* but was to be denied the opportunity to continue functioning when Alimi allegedly issued a *letter of appointment* to Pharm. *Mrs Funmilayo Fagboyo on October 14*.

To further buttress position, Sulaiman on behalf of CHRSJ, stated that a clear seniority is well established between the *two officers* with *Onedo’s* appointment taking precedence over that of *Fagboyo* having been employed into the service of the hospital on *December 28th, 1993* while Fagboyo was employed on *11th of January, 1999*.

“We wonder how a staff that was employed in *1999* be allowed to lead her superior who was employed *six years earlier*. This is clearly a breach of *Civil Service Rule* with specific regards to *promotion and career progression*. We are calling for a thorough *probe* of the incident that we consider as very abnormal and strange.”The group wrote in its statement.

The group added that “We are aware that the whole hospital dislike this unmeritorious selection as been done by the *CMD* and together they have resolved to write a *petition* to the *CMD* to reverse this unwholesome high-handedness, considering the level of desperation being displayed by the CMD  in his bid to *cover up his misdemeanor* and we have prepared a petition to the relevant authorities particularly the *ICPC* and the *EFCC*.

CHRSJ further called for a *comprehensive probe* into the activities of the current management, particularly those relating to procurement in the Pharmaceutical Department to ascertain whether the management has breached any law with regards to procurement of needs.

We however stated the resolve of ths group to *picket the hospital and its Premises* should Mustapha *fail to reverse* its decision *within 14 days*.

 Since CHRSJ have discovered the series of discrepancy with Poncarturious Competitious naconic nacunal of the National Orthopedic Hospital Management hidden agenda against some staffs members since  *27th Day of August 2015*.

  In the Case of Mr. Adegoke Ademiluyi:- *(+14104967639 / +14439851521)* and his wife(Mrs.Victoria o. Ademiluyi:- *+14437454963)* against the Chairman and executive Members of the *Staff Co-operative Thrift and Credit Society of National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi Lagos*.

Also, in respect of Landed Property located at Plot(6), Block(A), Staff(C.T.B.C.S.), National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi-Lagos, Layout(Phase-ii), along Agbede/Alaragbo Road, Agbede Village, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Including Block(j), Plot(3), on National Orthopedic Hospital Staff Credit and Thrift Co-operative Society Layout, off Alata-Igbo Loburo Ogunrun-Eletu, Mowe Town, Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the same Ogun State that was led to the subject of Petition by the *Mr. & Mrs.Ademiluyi* through the CHRSJ’S sister organization *(The African Masses Voices for Survival)*.

The mattee was Properly investigated by the then Police Officer Supol Ademola of Phone Number:- *+2348179566572*, woman Police Officer with Phone Number:- *+2347085738980*, Woman Sergeant Peju with Phone Number:- *(+2347085738980)*, Sergeant Sunday Adeyemo:- *(+2348093283573)* and Supol Akindele(ASP then) with Phone Number:- *(+2348081767618)* including Inspector Clement with Phone Number:- *(+2348035755405)*,  and another Police Officer with Phone Number:- *(+2348075017379)* Of Monitoring Unit with the then Investigative Police Officers(IPO) Kayode Aderemi, Inspector Martins D. Fueba with Phone Number:- *(+2348061655622)* at Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Nigeria till  *10th Day Of November, 2016*.

*Signed*:

Comrade ADENIYI Alimi SULAIMAN,

*(Revolutionary Alfa)*,

Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice *(CHRSJ)*

*+2348038591504/+2348022697573*.

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