Nurses and midwives in the country have been called upon to maintain high standards of integrity and uprightness while practising their professions.
Acting Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar, made the call while speaking at the inauguration of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
Dr. Musa who was represented by Justin Kuatsea of the Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department, noted that NMCN plays a crucial role in the health of the nation, as such members must understand their expected roles and responsibilities, and live above board at all times.
He added that NMCN should assist the Commission and the council to combat corrupt practices through periodic sensitization of staff; conduct of preliminary investigations; the development and entrenchment of a code of ethics for staff; as well as study and review of corruption prone processes and procedures among other duties.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Registrar of the Council, Faruk Umar Abubakar, charged the members to ensure fairness and justice while abiding by the mandate of the ACTU in the discharge of their duties.
Abubakar added that at his assumption of duty as Registrar of the Council he had ensured the elimination of delay in the registration of nurses for them to get their license permit, likewise assuring management’s support for the newly inaugurated ACTU.