Association of Resident Doctors, FMC, “Positively Shocked ” The Alake As The Monarch And The Association Disagreed On Brain Drain of Medical Personnel



The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, has expressed total satisfaction on the positive attitude of Trade and Professional Unions in Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba Abeokuta.

Oba Gbadebo made the remarks on Thursday at the Ake Palace while receiving in audience Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, FMC, Abeokuta, who had paid him a courtesy call.

The Alake said he was very pleased and excited that the Union had come to discuss growth and development of their Tertiary Medical Institution and how they were also positively contributing to overall well being of the patients and the Medical Community.

The Egba Apex Monarch said that, when he received the Association’s letter, the Palace mindset was that they were coming to give a notice of an agitatation or a strike.

Rather, they spoke on how the FMC could be assisted to have more land for expansion of the Emergency Wards and Ambulance facilities, how the Federal University of Medical Sciences would come in stream and many others.

Oba Gbadebo assured the union his sustainable contributions towards the FMC and other Federal Institutions in Egbaland and Ogun State in general.


While promising to assist the Resident Doctors in buying State Government Houses, the monarch explained to his audience that it was wiser and safer than facing the ever misdeanours of artisan builders.

On Brain Drain of Medical Personnel in the FMC and other Medical Institutions, Oba Gbadebo disagreed with the Association on the ground that, Nigeria had one of the best medical training institutions in the world adding that this would be our contributions to the world health.

Not only this, according to Oba Gbadebo, the 150 Resident Doctors being deployed to FMC alone annually, would stay put if they don’t go abroad or elsewhere and create space for others.

The Egba Apex Monarch referenced some Egba indigenes who were holding top and sensitive national positions in the USA, as Nigeria ‘s ambassadors in medical world but never forgot Egbaland as their roots.

The Alake told his visitors that he was very happy to note that the Association commended the Medical Director of the FMC, as a down to earth professional, who worked day and night to make the Centre a reference institution among the best in the country, urging them to sustain their support for Professor Adewale Musa Olomu, in order to do more.

Oba Gbadebo noted that if there was no distractions, he was sure that the FMC would continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Resident Doctors present at the occasion included: Dr. Charles Etagar; Member, Dr. Adebayo Oludolarmu; Welfare Secretary, Dr. Odefeso; Financial Secretary, Dr. Jimoh; Ex-officio, Dr. Osundara; General Secretary, Dr. Micheal Ajibola; Vice President, Dr. Victor Adebiyi; President.

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