The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Kaduna State office has charged staff of Yusuf Dantsoho Specialist Hospital, Kaduna to join the fight against corruption.
This statement was made recently by an officer of the Commission, Mr. Abubakar Shinkafi, at an awareness workshop for staff of the Yusuf Dantsoho Specialist Hospital Kaduna, during which they were educated on the ills of corruption and how to eradicate it.
Delivering a paper titled, “Combating Corruption in Health Institution”, Mr. Shinkafi, who represented the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of ICPC Kaduna office explained that the health sector, the custodian of human life, is very vital to ensuring the wellbeing of citizens but have been seen to be corrupt despite government and non-governmental organisation’s input in the sector.
He lamented that little or no significant results have been attained over the years as a result of this.
Mr. Shinkafi spoke on the various methods and tools that could be employed by staff of the hospital to enlighten their public on the effects of corruption in the health sector to help reduce the menace.
According to him, “when the people are educated and enlightened on why they should join the anti-corruption campaign, it would go a long way in helping to reduce the cankerworm as more people would be made aware of the effects of corruption”.
He further emphasised that the task of eradicating corruption is not meant for the government and anti-graft agencies alone but a duty for all Nigerians. He therefore advised the participants to join the anti-corruption crusade.
Declaring the workshop open, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ige Atawodi stated that the sensitisation workshop was the first of its kind for staff of the hospital and commended ICPC for the initiative.
He advised the staff to imbibe all they were taught at the training and reiterated the hospital’s determination to eradicate corruption and to ensure quality health services to patients.