Whats The Situation As Regards The Presidential Order For Your Reinstatement?
A Presidential directive for our reinstatement was issued in August 2017. It took the Federal Ministry of Health over three months to transmit the directive to the Medical Director. There are several petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Dr Sunday Olotu. His investigation by the EFCC appears to proceed ad infinitum. In the interim the former Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, Mr. Efe Stewart, and the Head of Administration of the hospital, Princess Oriri Akenzua, denied knowledge of the receipt of the directive for my reinstatement and 10 others which was erroneously written as “Dr. A.O Lawan and 10 others” in the print and electronic media. The bewildering scenario and the exacerbation of our misery following the brazing denial of such a directive, caught the attention of the Edo State Commissioner of Police Mr. Babatunde Johnson Kokumo, who wrote to the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Folorunsho Adewole in January 2018, seeking for clarification on the names of those who were beneficiaries of the August 2017 Presidential directive for our immediate reinstatement. Prof. Adewole is yet to respond to the request of the Edo State Commissioner of Police, thus lending credence to the widely held belief of the conspiracy to lynch Presidential directives for our reinstatement. Another sordid twist was added as part of the plot to “lynch” the presidential directives. Dr. Olotu allegedly having found that the typographical error/ambiguity theory was no longer gaining traction as a reason for non release of the letters of reinstatement, then began to cite cases we instituted challenging our illegal suspension/sack as the next reason for his inability to obey the Presidential directives. For the records, as a mark of respect for the then Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who issued the directive for our immediate reinstatement we informed our counsel to withdraw the cases. The case at the Industrial Court, Akure was promptly withdrawn and the notice of discontinuance was sent to the Vice President, Minister of Health, Head of Service of the Federation, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Health, Head of Department Human Resources Federal Ministry of Health and the Head Legal Unit Federal Ministry of Health. It is unfortunate that Dr. Olotu could treat the directive from the then Acting President with contempt and disdain. His tenure expired in March 2016; and he thereafter was issued a letter as Acting Medical Director by Dr. Osagie Ehanire the Minister of State for Health, till June 2017 when his tenure was renewed by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.