International Anti-Corruption Day 2020: EFCC Lauds PCACC for Establishing Anti-Corruption Institute, Launching Strategy Documents
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Muhammed Umar Abba, has commended Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission (PCACC) for its foresight and commitment in the fight against corruption.
Represented by the director of public relations, Hajiya A’isha Larai Musa, at the commemoration of the 2020 International Anti-Corruption Day organised in Kano State by PCACC, and the commissioning of Kano Anti Corruption Institute (KANCI), he revealed that the commissioning of KANCI is an important feat in the anti-corruption fight, saying it will give the commission’s personnel and enrollees the opportunity to get familiar with requisite knowledge and skills to discharge their duties effectively.
The acting EFCC chairman emphasised that no society can achieve economic, social and political development when its resources are looted with impunity through corrupt practices, adding that the progress of a nation is hinged on its ability to identify and plug the obvious and secret leakages in its economy and also to adapt to best practices in the ever changing world.
PCACC chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, explained that the success achieved by the commission in its functions has been due to non interference from the state government in its functions, especially the free hand he said they got to operate unhindered.
He said the establishment of KANCI was instrumental to the development of the Anti Corruption Strategy documents, which was launched on Wednesday.
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje assured that his administration will continue to support PCACC in its fight against corruption in all ramifications.
Represented by his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, he said the presentation of the Anti Corruption Strategy Documents that will augment the effort put in place since the inception of their administration towards the control of corruption.
“Part of the activities we embarked includes the recent commissioned Anti Corruption Institute which was established to assist in training the staff of Kano State Public Complaints Commission and also to educate the public and civil servants on menace of anti corruption, this is in addition to the new anti corruption strategy documents produced with the aim of prevention of corruption, public engagement and ethical reorientation, enforcement and sanctions, recovery and management of the proceed of corruption and allied offences for its utilisation by all stakeholders in the fight against corruption in the State”, he said.
He however highlighted that his administration had subscribed to Open Government Partnership and even signed the only Executive Order in the country’s OGP family in order to ensure openness and transparency in government business.
“We established transparency and accountability units in all the MDA’s jointly supervised by the State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission and Office of the Head of Civil Service with support from development partner”, he said.
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