Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission , says for the fight against corruption to make a meaningful impact in Nigeria, all the 36 state governments in the federation must actively participate in the crusade.
The Executive Chairman of the Commission Barr Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado stated this at a one-day parley on the fight against corruption at sub-national level organized by Muryar Talaka and awareness initiative, a non-governmental organization in Kano state on Saturday.
This was contained in a statement issued and forwarded to Solacebase by Director Special Assignment, Kano Public Complaints And Anti-Corruption Commission Usman Bello.
He pointed out that prior to the creation of the current anti-corruption agencies at the national level, most of the legal instruments against corrupt practices were in the penal and criminal codes which were state legislations and lamented that currently, the state governments have allowed themselves to be victims in the fight against corruption instead of actors.
‘’Some of the modest achievements of his agency ranging from the establishment of 44 local government offices, recruitment and training of 160 staffs as well as execution of over 4000 cases including high-profile cases,’’ he enumerated.
Muhuyi Magaji maintained that his anti-graft agency is not under any influence and act independently pointing out that it has investigated and even prosecuted serving commissioner, permanent secretaries, and some directors.
He urged other state governments to copy from Kano state by establishing anti-corruption agencies and guarantees them autonomy to achieve the desired results.
In a remark, the chairman of Muryar Talaka and awareness initiative Comrade Zaidu Bala Kofa Sabuwa Birnin Kebbi commended the Kano state government for establishing anti-corruption agency and equally appreciated the robust and doggedness of the executive Chairman of the commission in the fight against corruption.