Emirs of Rano and Karaye, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila and Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II, respectively, said they were fully supporting the crusade against corrupt practices in low and high places being spearheaded by Disputes Resolutions and Development Initiative (DRADI), a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) based in Kano.
Speaking when he recieved the Executive Director, Disputes Resolutions and Development Initiative, Dr. Mustapha Mohammed Yahaya and his entourage on an advocacy visit at his Palace in Rano, at
the weekend, Ila stated that the traditional institutions were averse to corruption and all forms of brigandage in all its ramifications.
According to him, fighting corruption is a no mean task that must be handled with some degree of circumspection devoid of acceeding to primordial considerations affirming that for the goals of fighting the menace to be realistic, there was the need for a holistic approach for cogs in the wheel of such a fight to be surmounted.
He said: “we really appreciate your effort for coming to the Palace in order to seek our wise counsel. we really have a spectacular role to play in sensitizing the public on the virtue of upholding trust and lending credence to the issue of honesty and integrity.you should also remember that you have open the door for an uphill battle which must be fought without fear or favour”.
Speaking in the same vein, Emir of Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II said no nation could ever develop and attain the height of fame, greatness and honour with corruption eaten deep into its body fabric adding that the fight against corruption is the responsibility of every citizen.
According to him, for the fight against graft in low and high places to be formidable, the need for the involvement of major stakeholders and all patriotic citizens has become imperative and that the media and Civil Society Organizations must also step up effort aimed at sensitizing the public on the severe repercussions of corruption.
He said: “we are happy to recieve you and your entourage at this noble palace, knowing that your mission is worthwhile. corruption, had been known to scuttle the quest for development and progress of any nation. you have a role to play in waging the battle and we too have a role to play in supporting the course you have initiated.”
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director, Disputes Resolutions and Development Initiative, Dr. Mustapha Muhammad Yahaya told the monarchs that he was at their respective Place to seek their fartherly advice and support in sustaining the tempo stressing that without the support of the traditional institutions their effort to stamp out corruption would come to naught.