We Need More Legal Powers to Do More, PCACC Chairman Says
Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has advocated for the amendment of the laws that established the anti-graft agency to strengthen its capacity to pursue justice for indigent persons.
The executive chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, made the appeal on Thursday during the 2020 Ombudsman Day celebration held at the new Kano Anti Corruption Institute (KACI).
Muhyi urged the state ministry of justice and other law-making organs to amend the commission’s enabling law, noting that since its creation it has evolved into a formidable force in the delivery of justice in the state, culminating in the need for an upgrade of its powers and framework.
He said PCACC has popularised ombudsman mechanism in the minds of Kano populace.
According to him, “the ombudsman is a moving train, the law that created the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission provided that we must pursue justice in its three ways traffic. Initially, it was tedious, because we inherited the commission when it could not afford to fuel its generator. Likewise, service could not be effected on parties.
“Today, the story is different, our office is a beehive of activities. That shows we have done well. We have offices in virtually all the local governments in Kano. People who cannot afford the services of lawyers run to us and so far, we have not failed in doing our best in compliance with the provisions of the laws that regulates our activities. We need more legal powers to do more”, Muhuyi stated.