The Chief Medical Director has been cleared of all allegations levelled against her by workers of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri Imo State.
Some of the allegations earlier raised against Dr. Uwakwem include denial of the 2013 and 2014 promotion arrears that runs into several millions of naira and that she paid herself for spending extra hour at work against the civil service rule, among others.
The Federal Ministry of Health have cleared all the charges against her. However, the Joint Health Sector Union have totally rejected the report, alleging a total cover up of the truth, by Ministry officials.
President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Biobelemoye Joy Josaiah, has this to say;
“In a report hurriedly written without our input and in desperation to ensure that the matter is swept under the carpet before the resumption of the minister of health who would be coming with the change mantra of Mr President, Dr. Uwakwem was exonerated from any financial misappropriation and corruption. Nothing can be farther than the truth.“Facts available have it that the medical director is in breach of public service rule 030301, 030402, 100230. 030404 which borders on misconduct and serious misconduct and financial regulation S.316 (ii) which deals with virement from one head in the recurrent expenditure to another head of account in the capital expenditure being prohibited amongst other infractions details of which are contained in our minority report and our previous correspondences to the head of civil service of the federation.”