Covid-19 palliatives diversion: Kano Anti-corruption investigates council chairmen
The Executive Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barr. Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado has confirmed receiving complaints against some local government chairmen alleging diversion of the COVID-19 palliative materials for political motives.
He made this known in a statement issued and signed by him to media houses in the state, warning that anybody found to have engaged in this activity would face the wrath of the law.
According to him, the act offends the provision of Section 26 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (As Amended), adding that the commission has a legal duty under Section 9 and 15 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law 2008 (As Amended) to stop this ungodly trend.
He added that the commission’s investigation found that one of the local council chairmen had diverted the forms meant for the beneficiaries to his political party officials, the security agents and other people believed to be cronies and associates contrary to the guidelines which entails that no person earning salary/allowance or a member of palliative committee is eligible to receive the relief materials.
Rimin Gado said: “It is worthy of note that these palliative materials are donations from individuals and organizations aimed at reducing the suffering of the most vulnerable members of the society irrespective of their religion or political inclination, hence, it is not in any way a personal property that can be used for political purposes.
“It is therefore hoped that all those involved in the distribution/management of the COVID-19 palliative materials in Kano State will be guided.”