Please read this STORY!!!
On Sunday 14th January, 2018, a big Uncle, Adekunle Ajayi called on phone to tell me a story:
“Aburo mi atata, okun o, mabinu simi, mi Mon pe mo ti se e.”
“My brother, how are you? Am sorry, I know I have offended you but I will pay my fine whenever we see”
I have a good news for you, I am now the CMD of FTH, Ido-Ekiti.
“Wow!”, I said.
“Its like a miracle to me. I saw an advert in Punch Newspaper last year, calling for application for the position of Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Federal Medical Center, Ido-Ekiti and I applied.
“22 of us, including the Acting CMD applied. However, 18 of us were shortlisted for interview. We sat for a very rigid aptitude, oral and computer tests.
“Alas, the Minister of Health recommended the THREE people with highest mark to Mr. President to pick ONE from.
“Fortunately, I scored the highest MARK but unfortunately, I do not have anyone to lobby for me.
“When I saw the rate at which people were lobbying, I gave up.
“But last week, I got a phone call that I was picked on MERIT. I didn’t lobby anyone, I didn’t call anyone, God did it. I got it on merit.”
What a mighty God we serve!!!!!
I join all lovers of Merit to Congratulate this dutiful, hardworking and Principled Adviser of Mine as he resume today as CMD, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti.
Meanwhile, Uncle told me a story before he dropped the call:
“I rejected appointments at Shell and Chevron in Lagos to accept an offer in Ado-Ekiti about two decades ago. I also rejected a juicy offer at OAUTH to remain in Ekiti. My instinct told me I will reach the pinnacle of my career in Ekiti and here I am today. I was the youngest among other the applicants”..
Congrats once again, Dr. Adekunle Ajayi, an Ekiti Man that doesn’t take NO for an answer!!!
Credited- Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye