Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, has dismissed rumours claiming that President Bola Tinubu owns the Bola Tinubu Health and Diagnostic Centre in the hospital.
The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Tokunbo Fabamwo, made this clear in a statement released on Saturday in Lagos. Fabamwo also debunked allegations that there are anti-Yoruba human resources practices in the facility. He stated that the Nigerian president does not own the facility which is a public-private venture, signed by private entrepreneurs with the Lagos State Ministries of Health and Justice. He also clarified that the facility was named after the Nigerian president, but there are other facilities named after eminent Nigerians who do not necessarily own them.
Commenting on why the centre has the same name with the president, the professor said “It happens to be named after the Nigerian president but hey, so are so many other facilities named after eminent Nigerians who do not necessarily own them.
“The allegation of anti-Yoruba practices is as ludicrous as they come. It does not and cannot happen.
“The headship of this radiological and laboratory facility as well as the principal officers are all Yoruba.
“Needless to say that though competence, knowledge and skills are paramount in recruiting manpower to a high tech facility like that, there is no deliberate policy against Yoruba.” Tokunbo cleared.