Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano State, has explained why he could not expose corruption in the Nigeria Delta Development Commission (NDDC), when he was appointed to its board in 2009.
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The former lawmaker, appearing on BBC Hausa on Saturday, was asked why he did not reveal the corrupt practices in the agency.
Kwankwaso said he resigned from the commission’s board in 2010, because the level of corruption was unprecedented, and he did not want to take part in it.
He said there are rampant corrupt practices in many government agencies.
He said: “Corrupt practices there were unprecedented,” adding that “he didn’t want to take part in”.
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According to him, the corruption “was due to greed and desperate moves by government officials to accumulate wealth”.
Daily Trust reported how a petition was written against the former governor to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over an alleged diversion of N3.8 billion Local Government funds in the 2015 general election.
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Earlier this year, he and his estranged successor, governor Abdullahi Ganduje, were accused of being complicit in a N35 billion defence contract fraud.
Kwankwaso again denied the allegations of corruption made against him, saying, “I hate corruption”.
“Many times people who sabotage the economy through stealing, nothing is done to them and they end up being with (in) the government.
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“All these happenings in the NDDC is because the leaders are not vigilant enough,” he added.