Kwara Suspends Perm Sec Over Controversial COVID-19 Operation



By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin

Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 has asked the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Ayinla Abubakar to proceed on indefinite suspension.

The decision followed the mishandling of the evacuation of a man who reportedly locked himself in his vehicle for days and had become distressed following some personal life challenges. Footage had earlier surfaced on social media of the mishandling of the rescue operation for the man.

“The committee is thoroughly embarrassed at the whole development. While the driver has been sacked from all activities of the committee for unilaterally allowing evacuation of the man by members of the public without waiting for the Rapid Response Team (RRT) to arrive the scene as instructed, the permanent secretary who directed him to proceed on the operation with a COVID-19 ambulance without due diligence and respect for all safety protocols is hereby asked to proceed on an indefinite suspension…

Source: Leadership Newspaper