Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has expressed shock in a statement credited to it suggesting that there is lack of transparency in the management of palliative measures by the state Covid-19 fundraising Committee under the leadership of Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello.
The Commission Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimigado expressed the feeling in a statement issued on Saturday and forwarded to Solacebase.
The Commission in the statement expressed confidence in the effort of Prof. Yahuza Bello’s led committee in the distribution of the palliatives.
‘’The committee initiated by the Commission was only to complement what the Committee is doing by listening to the public response during this trying period and channel the genuine claim to the appropriate authorities or persons for necessary actions,’’ said Muhuyi in the statement.
Solacebase reports that an online paper had reported an interview with the Coordinator of the commission’s taskforce Bashir Kabir alleging poor management of the palliatives.
According to the statement,’’ The claim of lack of transparency is not only untrue but misleading aimed at bringing the effort of government in tackling the pandemic to disrepute. We, therefore, appeal to the general public to disregard such information as fake news.’’
It noted that for better service delivery Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Taskforce on Covid-19 committee is modified and is now chaired by Mahmoud Balarabe a Director in the Anti-Corruption Commission and Co-chaired by Dr Muhammad Mustapha from civil Society group.
Solacebase recalled that the taskforce was instituted on Monday by Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday to look into cases of abuse in the distribution of relief materials, palliatives and human rights violations during the lockdown.