The leadership of Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has been described as versatile and vibrant; one which is capable of steering the affairs of the organisation to the desired objective. The state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who described the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado as focused, assured that the leadership of the anti-graft body came at a time when it was much needed.
He made the assertion during the launching of Domestication of the Kano State Societal Reorientation Programme of Change Begins With Me, held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano. Ganduje said the anti-corruption agency had been in existence for quite sometimes now, but according to him, the body was only lucky to have the most qualified chief executive during his tenure as a governor. “When the former leaders of the agency were there, they were largely handicapped to operate optimally because of one reason or the other in heading the place.
You can go and check the style of their operations then,” he reminded. But when he appointed Rimingado, the governor said, it became clearer that “Muhuyi could perform above the old practice when those appointed could not come nearer to him in terms of performance”. “There are reasons for all our statements on what we are able to achieve within the period Muhuyi Magaji is heading this important body.
He was, even before his appointment, a straightforward person who loves fair play and just society for all to live peacefully and transparently.” To showcase how effective the operation of the commission has become, Ganduje disclosed that, 100 staff of the agency were sponsored to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to be trained on modern ways of tracking corruption and other related offences.
“We also started establishing offi ces across the 44 local governments of the state, that will ease access to our anti-graft agency by members of the rural communities. All these are new initiatives done during the reign of this dynamic leader, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado,” he disclosed. Ganduje reminded the participants about how a serving commissioner in the state lost his position because Rimingado’s agency took the matter seriously with all sense of commitment and responsibility.
“We have a case of a Permanent Secretary who also lost his position courtesy of Muhuyi Magaji’s eff orts. There are many directors who faced the music also. These are all indices showcasing the seriousness and capacity of the leadership of the Commission,” he highlighted.