- The leadership of the Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission has been hailed for their achievements
- The commendation was from the Kano state governor, Dr Umar Abdullahi Ganduje
- The executive chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, have been breaking new grounds in the discharge of his duties
The leadership of the Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission has been described as having more versatile and vibrant leadership at the helm of the affairs of the organisation for the first time.
The commendation was from the governor of Kano state Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who assured that the leadership of the anti-graft body came at a time when it was much needed.
He made the assertion during the launching of domestication of the Kano state societal reorientation programme of Change Begins With Me, held at the Government House, Kano.
Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado continues to take Kano anti-graft agency to greater heights. Photo credit: Uche Igwe
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Ganduje said the anti-corruption agency had been in existence for quite sometimes now, but according to him, the body was only lucky to have the most qualified chief executive during his tenure as a governor.
“When the former leaders of the agency were there, they were largely handicapped to operate optimally. Because of one reason or the other in heading the place. You can go and check the style of their operations then,” he said.
But when he appointed Rimingado, the governor said, it became clearer that “Muhuyi could perform above the old practice when those appointed could not come nearer to him in terms of performance.”
He maintained that “there are reasons for all our statements on what we are able to achieve within the period Muhuyi Magaji is heading this important body. He was, even before his appointment, a straightforward person who loves fair play and just society for all to live peacefully and transparently.”
To showcase how effective the operation of the commission has been under Rimingado's watch, Ganduje disclosed that, hundreds of the agency's staff were sponsored to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to be trained on modern ways of tracking corruption and other related offences.
“We also started establishing offices across the 44 local governments of the state. That will ease access to our anti-graft agency by members of the rural communities. All these are new initiatives done during the reign of this dynamic leader Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado,” he disclosed.
Governor Ganduje reminded the participants about how a serving commissioner in the state lost his position because Rimingado's agency took the matter seriously with all sense of commitment and responsibility.
“We have a case of a permanent secretary who also lost his position courtesy Muhuyi Magaji's efforts. There are many directors who faced the music also. These are all indices showcasing the seriousness and capacity of the leadership of the commission,” he highlighted.
Public, according to the governor, become clearer and more conversant with the activities of the anti-graft agency, stressing that, “people are now deeply interested in the activities of the commission.”
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Meanwhile, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has reiterated the federal government's commitment in strengthening the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.
Obono-Obla made the statement at the official launch of DoroCorruption Mobile App and Inauguration of Lawyers Network Against Corruption in Abuja on Thursday, March 14.
He, however, noted that three years is not enough to fight corruption in the country.
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