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Kano anti-corruption czar seeks support of stakeholders, amendment of law establishing the agency

The Chairman of Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission (KPCACC) Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado has called for stakeholders’ support in its quest to fight corruption and related tendencies in the state.

This is contained in a separate advocacy visit he paid alongside the commission’s management staff to the chief judge of the state, Justice Dije Abdu Aboki, the commissioner of police Muhammad Husaini Gumel as well as the state’s attorney general and commissioner of justice Barr. Haruna Isa Dederi during the week.

SOLACEBASE reports that during the visit to the police command headquarters, the Chairman solicited the continued support of the police for the commission to effectively pursue its given mandate which is the enormous task of the fight against corruption.

He equally commended the contribution of the force under Muhammed Gumel something he described as a contributory factor to the commission’s success in the last few months.

In his response, CP Gumel congratulated the chairman and members of his team most of whom are police and other security officers for the good job they’ve been putting up in the State.

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He promised the continued support of the police force to the commission while assuring to do so without interference with the mandate of the agency under its enabling laws.

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The chairman also during a visit to the Ministry of Justice on Thursday, appreciated the commissioner for justice, Barr. Haruna Isa Dederi’s cooperation describing him as the best supervising commissioner out of the four he had served under.

He advocated the amendment of the law establishing the agency noting that the last amendment was in 2010,  two years after its enactment, and for the new amendment to include the issues relating to non-conviction and forfeiture among others.

In his remark, Barr Dederi encouraged the commission to put more effort in investigating and bringing to book perpetrators of corrupt practices.

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He further directed the chairman to liaise with the Department of Legal Drafting to actualize the desired amendments of the law.

In a related visit to the state High Court of Justice, Mr Rimingado informed the chief judge of the state Hon. Dije Abdu Aboki that the commission is faced with enormous challenges of corruption fighting back owing to the caliber of suspects involved in each case of corrupt practices.

He decried incessant restraining court orders undermining the functioning of the agency ‘’ as it stands today, the most difficult assignment in Nigeria is going after perpetrators of corruption’’.

He appreciated the contributions of the judiciary to the success recorded so far while urging the chief judge to come to the aid of the commission in ensuring that the rule of law prevails.

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While thanking the chairman and members of his team for the visit, the chief judge urged the commission as a creation of law to always respect the order of a court no matter how bad it may feel about it, she maintained that no judge worth his salt will stop a statutory agency from discharging its mandate but emphasized that it’s a constitutional right of the citizens to seek protection under the Constitution for their fundamental rights.

She assured the commission of the judiciary’s continued support so far it confined the exercise of its powers to the provisions of its law.


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