The chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission, PCACC, Muhuyi Rimingado, has vowed to reopen probe into into video clips showing the former governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving a bribe from a contractor.
Governor Abba Yusuf on Wednesday reinstated Mr Rimingado after he was suspended from office by Mr Ganduje’s administration after opening investigations into contracts allegedly awarded to companies linked to the former governor’s family.
In October 2018 videos showing the then governor of Kano State stuffing wads of dollar notes, believed to be kickbacks from contractors, into his pockets went viral.
But while speaking during an interview with DCL Hausa on Wednesday, Mr Rimingado said he would investigate the former governor and redouble his effort in the fight against corruption in the state.
“I’m happy that the state government has complied with the court order and asked me to return to office. I’m happy with the kind of goodwill and congratulations trailed my reinstatement. It means people are happy with what we have been able to achieve in the past, and I would make sure we put in our best.
“As I said before my suspension, we are investigating the video, and when my reinstatement was announced, I also declared that we will continue from where we stopped. All the cases that people thought would be swept under the carpet will be revisited by God’s grace,” he said.
He also disclosed that despite some setbacks encountered in the past, he would not rest on his oars in getting rid of corruption in the state.
“Nothing will hinder the fight against corruption, we’ll build on the success recorded before my suspension, because there are a lot of expectations on us and we can’t afford to disappoint.
“And in the past, we didn’t prosecute people much because we adopted the carrot and stick approach. But I have learnt some experience during my suspension, and we will make some changes.
“Although I didn’t regret any of my actions, I’m aware that fighting corruption is not easy. So I won’t relent. until we get rid of corruption in the system,” he added.