Administrative stagnation hits Keffi School of Health

From Francis Nansak, Lafia

The School of Health, Keffi, a government-owned institution, has for months now suffered administrative stagnation.

This is because the current head of the school has been ill since November 2019.

It was alleged that key administrative duties demanding daily executions have been put on hold for reasons that no subordinate was assigned to act in the absence of the sole administrator or adviser, which ever his appointment spelt.

Investigation to this day to day administrative challenges in the school shows that Alhaji Suleiman Mohammed, retired from the state civil service a few years ago and was appointed by the immediate past governor, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in 2017 as sole administrator.

The position as sole administrator was said not to be in tandem with organisational status for head of schools of health as they are principally addressed as principals.

However, the sole administrator designation was later changed to special adviser on school of health.

While this lasted, The AUTHORITY learnt that the adviser, Suleiman, was flown abroad for medical attention, but the worrying situation was that it was alleged that he is the only signatory to financial approvals as well as other issues of key importance to the school.

It was gathered that the refusal to delegate such power to any of his subordinate for all the period he stayed in hospital, has made the school to remain lifeless administratively.

The AUTHORITY also report that if Suleiman was appointed earlier as sole administrator, his tenure of stay in the school with that position might have elapsed, and if he was enjoying the post as special adviser on school of health, that may not also go down well as all political appointees of the then governor had since handed over to the present administration.

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