Ogun Nurses Tackle CMD of OOUTH Over Sack Of Colleagues - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, December 17, 2020

Ogun Nurses Tackle CMD of OOUTH Over Sack Of Colleagues

... I Didn't  Single-handedly Sack The Nurses - CMD

From Ayobami  Ife, Abeokuta

Nurses in Ogun state have protested what they alleged the unjust sacking of two of their colleagues at the Olabisi Onabanjo  University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, demanding that the affected nurses be reinstated forthwith.

The nurses in their scores who stormed the state Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), at Abeokuta, the state capital,  on Wednesday,  said one of the victims  of the unjust sacking, Ajibola Aishat Olufunke, was victimized solely because of her insistence on standards, nurses welfare and promotions.

According to the protesting nurses,  Nurse Ajibola being a unionist was always on the management's neck and demanding that it lifts the promotion stagnancy levied on her colleagues. 

The accused the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Peter  Adefuye, of unilaterally taking the decision to sack the two nurses without the management's input, saying such arbitrariness must not be allowed to succeed.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition,  nurse Thomas Abiodun Olamide, representing Elegant Nurses Forum, said Nurse Ajibola and another identified  as Prince Terga were relieved  of their employment in October and November this year,  and appealed to  governor Dapo Abiodun - led government in the state to intervene and reinstate them. 

However,  the Chief Medical Director, OOUTH, Dr. Peter Adefuye  when contacted  confirmed the sacking of the workers but  denied that he single handedly sacked them.

Adefuye  said  Ajibola, for example,  was sacked because of "severe misconduct" but added that she had since written a letter of appeal, begging for clemency. 

He said: “the CMD did not single handedly sack anybody. Tega’s case  is already in court. I wonder why he was talking to the  press . He has pressed for legal means.

“For  the other lady  and the reason the other lady was sacked , she has  not said the truth.

“She has just written a letter of appeal , begging for mercy.  While she was being interrogated she was using a lawyer , if she can use a lawyer , she can  approach a court if her job  was wrongly  terminated.

“Her offence was not in any way connected to Tega’s matter; she is trying to whip up sentiment .

 “It is an administrative matter. There are rules , we have mild and severe misconduct .  Her offence is a severe misconduct . She committed   a severe misconduct , that was why  she was investig

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