- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says his government is committed to stamping out corruption in Kano state
- The governor made the statement on Saturday, August 15 while on a visit to the state's anti-corruption commission
- The governor also declared that he will not interfere with the prosecution of any political office holder in the state
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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano says his administration is committed to the fight against corruption in the state.
The governor made the comment when he visited the state's public complaint and anti-corruption commission on Saturday, August 15.
Governor Ganduje also declared that he will not be involved in the prosecution of any political office holder in the state.
“Whosoever falls into the commission’s trap should face the consequence. I will have nothing to do with it. I will not interfere with any case whosoever might be involved,” he said.
“With the way corruption is fighting back and the fight against corruption being an agenda of President Muhammad Buhari, the federal government cannot fight it alone. It needs domestication in the states and the local governments to succeed,” he added.
In his remark, Muhyi Magaji Rimingado, chairman of the commission, commended the governor for his “commitment to the anti-graft war.”
Recall that a foremost non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, Centre for Public Trust (CPT) recently commended Governor Gaduje for recently establishing the Kano state anti-corruption institute.
In a letter addressed to the governor, the group congratulated the governor for what it described as “a bold and novel initiative that is capable of transforming the governance landscape in the state.”
The group described the new anti-corruption institute as “a useful training arena for all arms of government and other stakeholders to research and learn towards evolving a homegrown anti-corruption approach that reflects the peculiarities of the Nigerian context especially Kano state.”
CPT enjoined the institute to “build partnerships with similar institutes across Africa and the world for cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge sharing.”
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Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state recently responded to Governor Ganduje's recent jibe at him.
In what started as a political jibe highlighting the campaign into the Edo state gubernatorial election, Governor Ganduje, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress campaign council in the poll had said that his Rivers counterpart will be "isolated" till the end of the election.
The Rivers governor said Ganduje should be the one in the isolation centre because he was caught red-handed pocketing dollars in his babaringa.
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