The hospital’s management announced the ban on Monday in Abakaliki, saying the affected staff engage in the schemes either by participation or as agents.

AE-FETHA therefore, warns that any individual, unit, department, or group of persons caught in the act shall be punished accordingly,” the Director of Administration, Mr Callistus Okonkwo said in a statement.

The director said the hospital’s management considered such act as serious misconduct punishable in line with the public service rule.

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The management is also worried that some staff, department and group of persons indulge in money lending and borrowing with the objective of making gains,” Okonkwo said.