The Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, Mr. Muhyi Magaji, has urged justice advocates to engage in a rigorous anti-corruption crusade for the development of the country.
Magaji gave the task while fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday as part of activities marking this year’s World Anti-corruption Day.
He noted that many dramas taking place in courts for people charged with corruption cases were pioneered by advocates.
He decried that corruption had seriously affected the justice system as well as other segments of the Nigerian society.
“The rate of corruption in the country has affected the non-implementation of many laws, for example, the Nigerian Disability Act.
“So, I call on my fellow advocates, to involve fully in the corruption crusade in order to collectively revive our country,” he said.
The chairman further appealed to other state governments to emulate Kano State by establishing similar anti-corruption agencies.
NAN reports that the International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on Dec. 9, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on Oct. 31, 2003, to raise public awareness for anti-corruption.
The theme for this year’s day “united against corruption,’ would focus on corruption as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the United Nations website. (NAN)