Group Faults Suspension of Kano Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman, Says It’s Suspicious

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has faulted the suspension of the Chairman, Kano State Public Compaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhyi Magaji.

The group mentioned it’s not solely suspicious however violates the legislation that arrange the Commission.

Group Faults Suspension of Kano Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman, Says It's Suspicious 2

This was made identified by HEDA in a press release signed by its Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju on Monday. 

HEDA mentioned the suspension of Magaji displays a acutely aware try by the political management of the state to muzzle the Commission and undermine its independence.  

It added that the suspension is just not solely suspicious however in opposition to the legislation that arrange the Commission.

“The suspension of Magaji has raised a lot of credibility problems for the Kano House of Assembly. From all indications, the lawmakers wanted to impose a stooge on the Chairman to interfere in the finances of the commission,” HEDA mentioned. 

Quoting Section 8 of the Law organising the Commission, the group mentioned, “In exercising its powers under this law, the Commission shall not be subjected to the direction and control of any authority.”

HEDA mentioned employment of employees members on the Commission was the prerogative of the Chairman, citing part 15 (g to i) which states that the Commission shall “make general policies for the appointments, promotions and discipline of its staff; make rules for the general administration of the Commission” amongst different issues.

“Since Magaji assumed office, he has proved to be committed to discharging his duties with fairness, equity and the highest moral ground. This suspension, coming after rumoured attempt by the Governor to instigate removal of the Chairman through the Assembly, is unfortunate, condemnable and retrogressive at time when civil ociety organisations and advocates are making strong case for Sub’national Anti-Corruption Agencies.

“HEDA was within the Commission’s workplace in Kano in 2019 and supplied capability constructing assist, freed from cost to the employees. We have had trigger to look at the superb work the Commission has been doing and its willpower to battle corruption with out worry or favour. His suspension is a dent on the democratic course of in Kano,” Suraju mentioned.

The Kano State House of Assembly earlier suspended the Chairman of the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Rimin Gado for a month.

The anti-graft boss was mentioned to have been suspended over his alleged rejection of an accountant posted to the company from the workplace of the Kano State Accountant General.

This adopted a letter of criticism in opposition to him despatched to the Assembly by the Accountant General’s workplace.

The letter revealed that the chairman appointed a grade degree 4 as an accountant of the Commission which is opposite to the provisions of the legislation.

Mr Magaji was requested to vacate his workplace for one month.

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Group Faults Suspension of Kano Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman, Says It's Suspicious

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