For allegedly abandoning their duty posts, Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has ordered the suspension of the entire staff of a general hospital in Ngala town.
The Governor, while on an unscheduled visit to the hospital was reportedly stunned to meet only patients and no staff on the ground.
Hear him, “This is a general hospital belonging to the Borno State Government, unfortunately there is no single state government staff here to attend to all these patients, and we promptly pay their salaries.
I am directing the Borno State Hospitals Management Board, if there is any staff on the payroll of this hospital, to immediately suspend all the workers on the government payroll. I will be back to this hospital, hoping to see the opposite of what I saw today,” he said.
The staff on suspension include resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lab technicians
It was gathered that when the governor arrived at the hospital at 11am on Tuesday the entire staff had abandoned the hospital for an international nongovernmental organization with hundreds of patients left unattended to.
A furious Zulum wondered while the workers who are promptly paid would desert their duty posts and sacrifice the sanctity of human life for personal gains.