Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the state Anti-Corruption agency is the strongest in terms of fighting graft in the country.
Ganduje affirmed this on the conviction by the efforts being put in place by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission in promoting public accountability, probity and good governance.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar on Tuesday said Ganduje made this known during a programme of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Programme, themed “Good Governance and Accounting Architecture.
“In Kano, we have the strongest anti-corruption institution. As a result of the work of our Anti-Corruption agency, some Commissioners lost their job. So also some Permanent Secretaries and Director with the state civil service lost their jobs,’’ said the statement.
According to the governor, fight against corruption should also be approached not from curative perspective, it should be approached from its preventive perspective, insisting that, “With this, we can be able to achieve many feats.
Governor Ganduje said “Our anti-corruption staff are trained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other Anti-Corruption agencies at the federal level. So that they can be acquainted with modern practice in the fight against corruption.”
On Accountancy as a profession, he stated that the profession has many things to do with personal attributes. Explaining that, “Can Accountancy accommodate selfishness, can it accommodate expensive lifestyle, can it accommodate derailing from the accepted norms and process? It cannot. So this profession has to do with personal attributes.”
“Your profession is a living profession. And when you talk of governance, your profession is like a blood in the body. I am therefore commending your association for making it stronger. It is pertinent to know that institutional strengthening is very important,’’ the statement added.
The statement noted that the President and Chairman of the Council of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma appreciated the governor, “Your Excellency Sir, your significant strides in the provision of food security through agricultural development, infrastructural developments through construction and rehabilitation of roads, health security, educational support, electrification development among other laudable achievements are manifestations of your human-oriented governance and value for innovative development.”
He discloses that, “The Association expects all members to be its worthy ambassadors by exhibiting ethical conduct in the discharge of their professional callings. Members are charged to be conversant with the code of ethics of the profession.”
The Chairman explained to the participants that, the training programme deals with the concept of Code of Corporate Governance, Public Accountability, Financial Reporting, National Anti-Corruption Strategy, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence.