“As far as he (the minister) is concerned, it is only the medical practitioners that are in the Ministry of Health, so that is why we are passing a vote of no confidence on him.”

Olusegun Sotiloye, Chairman, University College Hospital, UCH, JOHESU chapter, who is also the Deputy President South, Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals said this while accusing Health Minister of bias.

He stated that the union was forced to pass a vote of no confidence on the leadership of Adewole because he had shown himself to be the minister of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and not that of the entire health sector.

“The last time we had a good Minister of Health was in the time of Eyitayo Lambo. Since Lambo, all the other ones are jokers. What is happening now in the health sector was what happened during the tenures of Chukwu Onyebuchi and Olikoye Ransome-Kuti.”

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Decrying the alleged discrimination by the ministers, he said Adewole has refused to implement subsisting court judgements because they did not favour the interest of medical doctors.

“We want Adewole to see Ministry of Health as a ministry that has so many professionals practicing and he should make it a level playing ground for all practitioners, treat every professional as a partner in the health care delivery system in the country.

“Eyitayo called a Health Summit and everybody came to the roundtable. He heard everybody and proffered solution and was implementing it, that is why there was no strike in the health sector during his tenure. 

"Apart from having listening ears, he was fair to everybody. But subsequent ones have been doing the opposite”, Sotiloye alleged.


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