ICPC Urges FNHE ACTU Members to Entrench Virtues of Integrity

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged members of the newly inaugurated Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Enugu to entrench the virtues of integrity, transparency and accountability in its working systems.

The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, ICPC, Enugu state office, Mr. Kennedy Ebhotemen, who stated this during the inaugural ceremony of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the FNHE, commended the management for making the inauguration of the ACTU a reality in the Hospital.
Mr. Ebhotemen requested the management of FNHE to give the ACTU members a conducive environment to perform their duties and to assist them with the necessary funds for their duties in line with ACTU funding circular of 5th October 2016.

The RACC warned the ACTU members not to use their positions as ACTU members to witch-hunt anybody, but to work together as a team in their relationship with the management and staff of the Hospital to ensure that their functions are optimally discharged.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor Monday Igwe, applauded ICPC for inaugurating the Unit in the Hospital; emphasising that the Anti-Corruption Unit would be given a free hand to operate in the fight against corruption.

Professor Igwe, who assured that the Hospital management under his leadership would be transparent in all its dealing, further promised to facilitate training programs for the ACTU members to equip them with the necessary skills to carry out their functions.

In her acceptance speech, the Chairman of the ACTU of FNHE, Dr. Ngozichukwu Nneka, thanked the ICPC and the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital for finding them worthy to be given the responsibilities of fighting corruption in the Hospital and also for ensuring the success of the inauguration of the Unit.

She assured of the Unit’s readiness to work as a team and solicited the cooperation and support of all staff of the Hospital in order to succeed in their assignment.
The Head Legal Unit, ICPC, Enugu state office, Enosa Omoghibo administered the Oath of Allegiance on the ACTU members, while Mr. Ikeoha Chukwuma of the Corruption, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit delivered a lecture, titled “Role of ACTU in the fight against corruption”.

Members of the newly inaugurated ACTU of FNHE were Ngozichukwu Nneka, Chairman and Ukwuije Gordian, Secretary. Others are Gloria Anibueze, Ucheoma Chike, Onyia Nkiruka, Eze Clara, Nwokedi Benson, and Eze Matthew as members.