Don’t spare my cabinet, Ganduje tells Kano anti-graft agency
Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje has challenged Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate and prosecute anyone found culpable of corrupt practice including members of his cabinet if the need be.
Besides, Ganduje called for replication of Federal government fight against corruption across states and local government, if truly determined to nip the pandemic in the bound.
The governor, who gave the commission the nod on Sunday while inspecting construction work at the Commission’s headquarters, insisted that “no comprise should override any priority” in a bid to purge the state of corrupt tendencies.
Ganduje, who used the occasion to reiterate the independent of the commission, vowed never to interfere with any case being investigated or prosecuted by the body.
“We urge you not to spare or compromise any case no matter who is involve. The commission is independent of it’s responsibility and it has the duty to trap and prosecute any suspect.
“With the way corruption is fighting back in the country, the federal government need to prepare to fight hard with establishment of similar corruption commission across the states and even at the local government areas”. Ganduje noted.
Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado applauded the government political will to support the commission’s determination to fight corruption in Kano.
Muhuyi disclosed that the commission had set benchmark and standard on mission and vision to rid Kano of corruption, a principle he said will not be compromised.
Muhuyi had recently recovered over N300,000 allegedly siphoned by Ganduje’s special adviser on religious affairs, Ali Babba.
Critics had accused the government of undue interfere on the Commission’s prosecution of deposed Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi on alleged misappropriation of emirate funds. The commission had consistently debunked the allegation maintaining it’s independent on its activities.
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