- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has challenged the state's public complaint and anti-corruption commission in the fight against corruption
- The governor ordered the anti-graft agency to investigate and prosecute anyone including members of his cabinet found culpable of corrupt practice
- Ganduje had earlier declared that he will not interfere with the prosecution of any political office holder in Kano
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The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has been challenged by Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje to investigate and prosecute anyone found culpable of corrupt practice, including members of his cabinet.
In a report by The Guardian, the Kano state governor disclosed this on Sunday, August 16, while inspecting construction work at the commission’s headquarters.
Ganduje who gave the commission the greenlight insisted that “no comprise should override any priority” in order to purge Kano of corruption.
“We urge you not to spare or compromise any case no matter who is involved. The commission is independent of it’s responsibility and it has the duty to trap and prosecute any suspect," he said.
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The government's political will to support the fight against corruption in Kano was applauded by the chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado.
He promised that the commission will not compromise on its mission and vision to rid the northern state of corruption.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Ganduje said his administration is committed to the fight against corruption in the state.
The governor who visited the state's public complaint and anti-corruption commission on Saturday, August 15, 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.
In a related development, Kano state government has now beamed its searchlight on some of the projects initiated and abandoned by the administration of former governor Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
In doing this, Ganduje's administration has set up a committee to assess all the abandoned 5km road projects awarded by Kwankwaso.
The projects, according to Leadership, cover the 44 local government areas in the state.
In other news from Kano, the state council of Friday mosque Imams has urged Governor Ganduje to sign the death warrant of 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was sentenced to death by a sharia court for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The Nation newspaper, citing the Kano Focus, reported that the council commended the Upper Shari’a court for passing the death sentence on the musician.
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