The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission says the ongoing probe of alleged ‘questionable expenditures and financial misappropriation’ in the Kano Emirate Council has no political motive.
Mr Muhiyi Magaji, the Chairman of the anti-graft agency, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.
“The investigation is not in any way politically motivated but was aimed at getting to the root of the allegations,” Muhiyi said.
He said the decision by the commission to investigate the complaints or allegations was borne out of effort to ensure fairness and carry out its mandate as established by the law.
“I wonder why people are questioning the reason behind the investigation and at the same time trying to pre-empt what is being investigated,” Muhiyi said.
He assured said that no amount of pressure would deter the commission from carrying out its duties, not even from the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
“I will not succumb to any pressure not even from the governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje. I will discharge my duties without fear or favour because I know I will account for my actions in the hereafter.
“Until and until the allegations of the whistle blowers are established or otherwise, people should not pre-empt the investigation,” said Muhiyi.
He called on Nigerians to continue to support the commission in the current fight against corruption in the state and the country at large in order to deepen good governance.
The Emirate Council is expected to honour the invitation of the state anti-graft agency on May 2 to explain how the alleged N6 billion was expended.
-[ Daily Post]