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Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has reportedly kicked against the plan by the state’s Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission to probe some members of his family on contracts .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the move by the commission to probe some members of the first family in Kano has pitted the chairman of PCACC, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin-Gado against the governor.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that
the anti-graft commission’s recent decision to investigate some projects including the Cancer Centre and the supply of diesel had angered the governor .
It was further gathered that the governor has begun moves to remove Rimin-Gado.
He was said to be mounting pressure on the State Assembly to investigate the PCACC chairman .
As part of the plan to probe PCACC chairman, an accountant from the Office of the Accountant-General of the state has been posted to replace a young officer believed to be a relative of Rimi-Gado.
The young accountant had served as the commission’s accountant before his recent replacement .
In a memo sent to the state’s Accountant-General, Rimin-Gado argued that the government lacks the power to decide for his agency.
Reacting to the development ,Rimin-Gado, who confirmed the investigation, however, said his probe is not targeted against any member of the first family but the commission would leave no stone unturned.
Rimin-Gado had last week alleged that he was facing interference and intimidation from government officials over some corruption allegations leveled against some top officials.
He said “We have the power to investigate even the Accountant General and even detain him if necessary, that is what the law provides. How then can the Accountant General just wake up one day and pick a paper and pen and write to me that he has appointed a staff for the commission and I will accept? This is in total contradiction of the law,” Rimin-Gado said in a radio interview yesterday.
Rimin-Gado, a lawyer, had come under fire for his failure to investigate allegations of corruption against the governor, particularly the dollar videos that went viral in October 2018.