BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Federal Medical Centre(FMC), Keffi chapter said on Thursday that four of its union members were dismissed by the management of the centre over theft and misconduct.
Mr. Monday Otso, the chairman of the union, made this known in Keffi during a one day seminar on effective service delivery in the institution.
Otso disclosed that the union decided to organize the seminar for members of the union so as to acquaint them with recent developments and etiquette as its affect work ethics and general conduct by members for the overall development of the health sector.
He has said that the management of the centre dismissed two of the union members over theft, one was dismissed over continued absence from duty post and one was dismissed over what he describe as sabotage.
“Over the years and indeed in more recent times, a good number of our members who are not conversant with the provisions of the public service rules and scheme of service have gotten themselves entangled with discordant practices that do not conform with the provisions of the law.
“This has led to either the issuance of queries, stoppage of salaries and in some instances dismissal from the service, poised with the enthusiasm to nip this development in the mud and to create a more enabling environment for our teeming members,” he said.
According to him, “we have decided also to put this very important seminar together to further consolidate on our campaign promises so as better the standard of living of our members and for the overall development of the health sector.
He has tasked the members of the union to be reliable, dedicated, punctual and to shun all negative acts capable of tarnishing their image and the image of the union in the interest of national development.
The Union Chairman commended Dr.Joshua Giyan, the centre’s Medical Director and his management team for given adequate attention to the welfare of staff and called for its sustenance.
In a Key note address, Dr.Joshua Giyan, the centre’s Medical Director urged members of the union and other staff to abide by the rules and work ethics guiding public service so as to avoid been sanctioned or get their appointment been terminated.