ICPC to Collaborate with Health Institutions to Fight Corruption in the Health Sector

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kano State on Health Sciences and Technology, Hon. Auwalu Abdullahi Yola, has expressed willingness to collaborate with Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to fight corruption in the health technology institutions in the state.

Auwalu Abdullahi Yola made the declaration during a courtesy visit to the ICPC Kano State office recently with students of some health institutions in the state, which was aimed to foster partnership with the Commission in the fight against corruption in the health sector.

The SSA stated that the health sector was very vital to human development and as such, there was need to promote transparency, accountability and good governance, and to block all the loopholes and vulnerability to corruption that manifested in the sector. This would help the government to provide good public services to the populace.

This, he said, was imperative for the management of public organisations to adopt measures that could help enhance development and foster public confidence.

In his response, the ICPC Kano State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Barr. Ibrahim Garba assured the support of ICPC and its readiness at any time to partner with any organisation or individual in the fight against the corruption.

Mr. Garba urged the students and the entire citizens to report corrupt practices to the Commission in order to help find a solution to the menace that had eaten deeply into the fabric of Nigerian society like a cankerworm.

He advised the visiting students, who spoke out against corruption in admissions and registration process in their institution to report corrupt practices to ICPC and establish anti-corruption vanguards.