Price hike: Kano anti-graft agency invites rice processors
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
In its efforts to stabilize the price of essential commodities in the state, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has invited Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of rice processing companies in the state for a meeting slated for May 9, 2020.
A letter signed by the chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado and available to The Triumph, indicated that the meeting is with a view to identifying the individual roles in the surge in the price of rice in the state.
The letter reads: “In compliance with the directive by His Excellency in accordance with section 11 of Kano State Public Health (Infectious diseases)Regulation 2020 and by virtue of section 39 of Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission Law 2008 (as amended) this commission embark on search and seizure of hoarded food commodities in Kano State.
“In line with this, a meeting is arrange with rice processors in the state in order to identify the individual roles in the artificial inflation of rice in the state.”
The letter, however, appealed to the invitees to appear in person.
The Kano State Government has been working round the clock to curb the alarming rise in the rate of inflation in especially food commodities.
After due consultations, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje directed the chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Ant-graft Commission to bring the situation to order.