Ganduje sacks suspended anti-graft commission chairman
Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano
The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has finally approved the sack of the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Rimingado.
His dismissal is coming about two years after the Kano State House of Assembly recommended his immediate sack from his position as chairman of the anti-graft agency.
The new development was contained in a letter dated January 26, 2023, signed by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.
The letter reads: “Following the resolution adopted by the Kano State House of Assembly at its setting held on Monday 26 July 2021 calling on the state government to, with immediate effect remove you as the executive chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on account of some alleged offences, I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of your dismissal from your position of the Executive Chairman, Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission with immediate effect.
“The dismissal in accordance with the provisions of section 6 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 as amended. Accordingly, you are hereby formally issued with a dismissal letter.”
The Kano State House of Assembly had on Monday, July 16, 2022, at its sitting recommended the sack of the suspended Chairman of the state Anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Rimingado.
Confirming the development, Rimingado said he was served with the letter on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at exactly 7:12 pm.
“As far as I am concerned, this letter will not cause any injury to me because there is already a court judgment in that respect. The court ruled that the government cannot sack me without giving me a fair hearing in the whole saga. And up till this time that I am speaking with you, the Kano state government did not give me any fair hearing as far as this matter is concerned.
“So, all I can say is that even though I was served with a dismissal letter, I still stand by the court judgment. And this development will never deter me from my political activities because the letter, to my understanding, was meant to distract me from my political activities.”