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Kano Gov Reinstates Anti-corruption Boss Sacked By Ganduje

 Gov Kabir

Gov Abba Yusuf

Muhyi Rimingado, the suspended Chairman of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission in Kano, has been reinstated by the State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Wednesday, June 21.

His reinstatement, according to the governor, would ensure the embattled anti-corruption agency boss completes his tenure.

Recall that the administration of the immediate past governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, had in January 2023 approved the sacking of Rimingado.

Rimingado however faulted his sacking, saying he was not given a fair hearing.

The dismissal came about two years after the state House of Assembly recommended his dismissal.

He was suspended for a month in July 2021 over his alleged opposition to the posting of an accountant to the agency from the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.

However, in a statement on Wednesday signed by his spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa, Yusuf said Rimingado was “suspended from office by the previous administration in questionable circumstances”.

“The reinstatement is with immediate effect and in compliance with a court order,
” the statement read in part.

Explaining why Rimingado was suspended, the Kano state Assembly had claimed the decision followed a letter of complaint sent to the Assembly over the matter by the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.

The letter conveying the dismissal titled “Letter of Dismissal,” dated January 24, 2023, was signed by the then Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.

It read, in part, “Following the resolution adopted by the Kano State House of Assembly at its setting held on Monday, July 26, 2021 (16, Zulhijja, 1442AH) calling on the state government to, with immediate effect, remove you as the executive chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on account of some alleged offences, I wish to convey the approval of the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, of your dismissal from your position as the Executive Chairman, Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, with immediate effect.”
 

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