Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State in collaboration with Adamawa State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) commemorated the World Anti-Corruption Day at the hospital premises with a reminder to all health workers to uphold the highest standard of honesty and accountability in their mission to save lives.
Speaking at the event, the representative of Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Saratu Mai Bukari, stated that it was a day for reflection on the importance of fostering the culture of integrity through individual commitment.
In his remarks, the ICPC Adamawa Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. George James Lawal, underscored the need for participants to embrace attitudinal change and revert to our core values as captured in the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP).
Mr. Lawal further admonished participants to be godly and speak out whenever they notice corrupt practices happening anywhere, stressing the need to become role models to the younger generation.
The chairman of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Aminu Dahiru reiterated the importance of sensitisation on the devastating effects of corruption in the society, adding that corrupt practices and other related offences had led to bad governance, insecurity and underdevelopment.
Major highlights marking the events were a road walk, sharing of IEC materials, and a Q&A session anchored by the RACC ICPC Adamawa State Office.