- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said no state is fighting corruption in Nigeria more than Kano
- The governor made the statement through Kano's mister of justice on Thursday, October 8
- According to Ganduje, this is as a result of Kano being the only state with a vibrant anti-corruption agency
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Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said no state is fighting corruption in Nigeria more than his state.
According to the governor, this is because Kano is the only state in the entire federation with a ‘vibrant’ anti-corruption agency to mitigate the problem of corruption, Daily Trust reports.
Ganduje made this known on Thursday, October 8, during the International Ombudsman Day celebration held in Kano at the Kano Anti-Corruption Institute (KANCI).
Barrister Lawan Musa Abdullahi, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice speaking on behalf of the governor said with the establishment of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) and KANCI, Kano has complemented the effort of the federal government in the war against corruption.
It would be recalled that Governor Ganduje said 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.
Ganduje also declared that he will not be involved in the prosecution of any political office holder in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a foremost non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, Centre for Public Trust (CPT) commended Gaduje for 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.
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