“Corruption is one of the major factors that aid underdevelopment” -DG NTI

“Corruption is one of the major factors that aid underdevelopment” -DG NTI

“Corruption is one of the major factors that aid underdevelopment” -DG NTI

Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, DG/CE of the Institute

Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, the Director-General and Chief Executive of the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna said that corruption is one of the major factors that aid underdevelopment of in nation. Azare, who was represented by Mal. Ibrahim Muhammed Aminu, the Acting Director of Quality Assurance and ICT, made the disclosure on July 3, in his opening remarks during a one-day sensitisation exercise and inauguration of the new NTI Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit(ACTU) secretariat. He said that for any nation to move forward, that country must fight corruption and other social vices. Azare said this can only be possible if corruption is wiped out in all aspects of our lives.

“As we are all aware, if corruption remains in our lives, injustice, inequality, enslavement and lack of transparency would be clearly manifest in the delivery of our service to humanity”, he said.

Mrs. Bilkisu Yakubu, the NTI-ACTU Chairperson, said that the Institute established the unit to serve as centre for preventive measures. She said it will also assist in enhancing transparency in its dealings with staff, facilitators and students. Yakubu who said that NTI-ACTU’s establishment is not meant to witch-hunt anybody, but to put things right, also saluted the effort of Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, the Director-General and Chief Executive of the Institute and his management for making it a reality.

“We would work together for the progress of the Institute to guarantee the provision of quality teacher education in Nigeria”, she said.

As part of the activities during the sensitisation, papers were presented Mallam Munir Muhammad from the ICPC North-West Zonal office, Kaduna delivered a paper titled : ‘Causes and Consequences of Corruption’, while his colleague Mallam  Abbas Inuwa spoke on ‘Ethics and Integrity as antidotes to corruption in public service’. In his closing remarks, Mallam Mahmud Muhammed Usman, the NTI Registrar who expressed his happiness also commended the NTI-ACTU for organising the sensitisation exercise. The event was attended by the staff of the headquarters and Kaduna State Office of the Institute.

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