Ali Nuhu, Usman Fari, Others Get Awards of Recognition for Fight against Corruption
Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has given awards of recognition to seven personalities it said were instrumental to its success story for years.
Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, who named the awardees on Wednesday during a musical and drama concert to commemorate the international anti-corruption day, said they played different fundamental roles in making the jobs of PCACC go smoothly since he became its head.
According to him, since the commission has multiple roles that cut across investigation and prosecution of corruption-related cases as well as ombudsman-ship, it draws from the expertise, experience and capacity of “a cross section of professionals” some of who volunteered their time and energy to make it succeed.
Among those who got the awards of recognition are Usman Umar Fari, a Kano-based lawyer widely known for his human rights and social justice crusade.
Rimingado said the lawyer was among the first who came to the rescue of the commission when its mandate was almost stalled by a deluge of litigation that were later found to be frivolous by the courts of law.
Creative artists and movie stars, Ali Nuhu, Sulaiman Yahaya Bosho, Baballe Hayatu and Abba Al-Mustapha also got awards of recognition for what the chairman called “their social influencer status” to make the activities of the commission reach a wide range of their followers in the community.
He said they always used their social media handles, without been paid, to popularise PCACC’s campaigns.
Also recognized was Ibrahim Baffa, a printer whose jobs the chairman said is seen every time to have given pictorial illustrations to the works of the commission, while A. A. Rabo, a vocalist who the chairman said had used his music to spread the messages of the commission and who had always turned down every attempt to pay him for his efforts.
Rimingado said he was happy that a lot of people appreciates the works of the commission and have shown the readiness to assist in every way they can. He said the commission celebrates all its volunteers and ambassadors who have bees pillars of support all through.
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