The Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, Professor Thomas Agan, has denied rumour circulating among workers of the institution that he invested their salaries and emoluments in famous Ponzi scheme, MMM.
Prof. Agan, who is also the Chairman, Committee of Chief Medical Directors of Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria cleared the air regarding the rumour, claiming it to be false.
“In October, November and December 2016, we had a shortfall which was a national challenge. In fact, the first two hospitals to be affected were the Federal Teaching Hospital, Irua and the Federal Medical Centre, Yenogoa… Some of them thought we were unserious. I was even blackmailed that I put their money in MMM, and I don’t know what MMM means. I won’t do that, you don’t touch people’s money as they have wives and husbands who depend on them.
“So when people say we ate their money, going around blackmailing us that we put funds in MMM, I look at them and laugh because there is no truth in it. UCTH and most teaching hospitals across the country are not owing staff salary,” he explained to Vanguard.