Dr Stephen Yohanna, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Jos has resigned his appointment.

A source at the hospital said in Jos on Tuesday that Yohanna tendered his resignation letter to the headquarters of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) about a week ago.

Yohanna could not be reached for comments on his action as he was said to have traveled out of the country, but a source close to him attributed his “sudden exit?? to “undue interference from officials of the Church??.

The source said that the CMD was never given a free hand to run the teaching hospital. ?The CMD kept complaining but not much attention was paid to the complaints,?? the source said.

The source indicated that Yohanna, formerly a consultant with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), had offered to serve the hospital as part of service to the Church since the conditions at BUTH were far below his earnings at JUTH.

The source, who described Yohanna as “deeply committed and hardworking”, said that he opted out when some officials felt they were doing him a favour by making him the CMD.

Rev. Jeremiah Gado, ECWA President confirmed the resignation of the CMD, but stated that the letter was “still being attended to by the Church?s executives??.

?Much as we are aware of Yohanna?s resignation and his reasons for doing so, we the ECWA executives, will first of all study the letter and respond to it appropriately. We don?t want to start a fight in the air; we will take our time to look at the issues raised in the letter.
I don?t want to pre-empt the outcome of the executives? study.

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