By Musa Adamu
A coalition of youth organisations in Keffi, Nasarawa states, the National Youth Council of Nigeria(NYCN), Keffi Chapter has declared support for the contract appointment of Dr Samson Adegoke, as the Director of Finance and Account of the Federal Medical Centre(FMC) Keffi, by the Governing Board of the Centre.
Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the Chairman of NYCN in Keffi, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen yesterday in Keffi.
It would be recalled that the Governing Board of theCentre headed by Alhaji Sadeeq Sule-Iko Sami, in October, 2018 awarded two years contract to Adegoke as the Director of Finance and Account of the institution.
Idris said that the decision of the Board to award two years contract appointment to Adegoke had the backing of all stakeholders in Keffi and Nasarawa state in general.
The Chairman said the former first Executive Governor of Nasarawa State and a serving Senator, Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, had on many occasions said that the appointment of Adegoke was legal and most appropriate He also said that the Board made a wide consultation with different interest groups in Keffi, including youth leaders, traditional rulers and religious leaders before issuing the appointment to Adegoke.
He said the Board Chairman Alhaji Sule-Iko Sami, was a man of integrity and it was because of his pedigree and track record that made President Muhammadu Buhari finds him worthy of holding the position.
According to him, the two years contract appointment did not in any away violate the Civil or Public Service rules as being insinuated by some individuals for their selfish interest.
He noted that since the inception of the Centre, the institution had never produce a transparent Director of Finance and Account like Adegoke, who always believe in adherence to due process in management of the resources of the centre.
He said: “We the leaders of all Keffi youth organisations under the umbrella of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) have declare our support to the appointment of Dr Samson Adegoke as the Director of Finance and Account of FMC Keffi.
“Adegoke is most deserving for such appointment considering his record of integrity, transparency and accountability in the management of public treasure.”
The youth leader, therefore, appealed to the Minister of Health and the Permanent Secretary of the ministry to disregard any negative report or petition arising from the two years contact appointment of Adegoke.
Idris also called on all the relevant authorities to disregard such baseless and unwanted petition.
“This is an agenda set and pursue by frustrated elements.”