The African Centre for Transparency and Anti-Corruption Advocacy, Africa-taad, has commended Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for approving the establishment of an anti-graft institute in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the governor had approved the ‘Kano Anti-Corruption Institute’ during a State Executive Council, SEC, meeting in the state.
A statement on Wednesday, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Abba Anwar, said the commendation was contained in a letter signed by its Executive Director, Isma’ila Auwal.
According to then statement, the governor’s gesture deserves acknowledgment from all well meaning Nigerians.
“Kano state will remain indebted to the administration of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for establishing a state-owned agency to fight corruption. We commend the governor for also entrusting the agency in the hand of the most appropriate person to guide its affairs.
“We have realised that Kano is one of the most important states, not only in Nigeria, but in the whole of the African continent. And getting it right the fight against corruption in the state means a lot to the country’s fight against corruption. It also means development of the continent.
“The decision to establish the Kano State Anti-Corruption Institute symbolises the weight that the Kano state government places on the fight against corruption.
“We shall continue to support any development effort put forward by the Anti-Corruption agency and the Kano state government to combating corruption at all levels,” he stated.
The Centre therefore, called on the anti-corruption agency to sustain its current tempo in the fight against corruption in Kano, urging the state government to ensure seamless take-off of the institution.