Story from Shafa’atu DAUDA, Kano
The Acting Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission (PCACC), Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe, has said that the Commission is working in conjunction with the Kano State House of Assembly with the view to strengthening the law governing the Commission.
The Acting Chairman disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday, stating that the Commission will review its law to checkmate the incessant price increase of commodities by traders.
“It is unfortunate the way and manner traders increase the price of their commodities without any justification which is causing unnecessary hardship to the public,” he said.
He further stated his willingness to improve the general functions of the commission, lamenting that the commission has been working without proper procedure.
“When I assumed duty, I discovered that the commission operates without the head of Administration and that affects the smooth running of the commission’s responsibility of fighting corruption.
“There is need to have an open and secret registry in the commission to avoid maladministration.”
He pointed out that the commission is saddled with the responsibility of performing dual functions of receiving complaints and anti-corruption crusade.
He stressed that fighting corruption is everybody’s affair, calling on the general public to join hands to curtail corruption.
The anti- graft Chairman maintained that the commission has improved its relationship with members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and other security agencies to rid out the menace in Kano and Nigeria as a whole.
“The commission is now receiving 60 complaints a day as against 35 before I assumed duty,” he said.