Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor, has decried the level of corruption in the country, saying it will stall the nation’s progress.
Ganduje, while delivering a speech at the inauguration of an eight-man Anti-Corruption Strategy Steering Committee in Kano on Thursday, said the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) in the state is carrying out its job without interference.
The governor, who was represented at the occasion by Usman Alhaji, Secretary to the State Government, stated that corruption is killing Nigerians.
He stressed that the state government has provided all the necessary support to PCACC in the anti-graft war.
“Believe me, we don’t need to say that corruption in this country is killing all of us. The truth of the matter is that we will never develop or progress with this level of corruption in this country,” Ganduje said.
“I want to say that this committee is one of the most important committees we will inaugurate. My reason is that this organisation has a dual role and responsibility.
“Its first role is of course public complaints. That means, people with some complaints could lodge it at the commission, get it sorted out and resolved amicably. This is not what you can call a crime.
“On the other hand, anti-corruption is of course a fight against crime, which means, the double role should not be misconstrued or lost, that is the fight against a crime.
“So, I urge the committee to bring out the strategies whereby the people of Kano State would have the benefit of hope to complain when the need arises, and get amicable settlement.
“Whether it is against the government or government officials, the complaints could be looked into and sorted out.”