A Coalition of Youths Organisations in Keffi, Nassarawa State, has applauded the 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 institution.
The group, under the auspices of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Keffi Chapter said the decision of the FMC board had its total support.
Mohammed Idris, the Chairman of NYCN in Keffi, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Keffi.
It would be recalled that the FMC board Keffi, headed by Alhaji Sadeeq Sule-Iko Sami, in October, 2018 awarded a two years contract to Adegoke as the Director of Finance and Account of the institution.
Mr Idris said that the decision of the governing 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 Mr 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 giving the appointment to Adegoke.
He said the board chairman of the FMC keffi, Sadeeq Sule-Iko Sami, was a man of integrity and it was his pedigree and track record that made President Muhammadu Buhari to find him worthy of holding the position.
According to him, the two years contract do not in any way violate the Civil or Public Service rules as being insinuated by some individuals for their selfish interests.
He noted that since the inception of the Keffi FMC, the institution had never produced a transparent Director of Finance and Account like Mr Adegoke, who always believed in adherence to due process in management of the resources of the centre.
“We the leaders of all Keffi youth organisations under the umbrella of the NYCN, declare our support for the appointment of 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,” he said.
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 appointment contact of Adegoke.
Mr Idris also called on all the relevant authorities to regard petition against Mr Adegoke baseless and unwanted, saying: “This is an agenda set and pursued by frustrated elements,” Mr idris said.