“Ganduje’s administration diverted N51 billion” — Kano anti-graft agency alleges

The anti-corruption and public complaints commission in Kano state has alleged that former governor of the state Abdullahi Ganduje, diverted a whooping sum of fifty one billion Naira during his administration.

The agency also announced that they have filed new charges against Ganduje who is the national chair of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Ganduje’s administration diverted N51 billion” — Kano anti-graft agency alleges
Abdullahi Ganduje

This development highlights the ongoing efforts to address corruption and ensure accountability in the political sphere.

Appearing on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday, Muhuyi Magaji, chair of the anti-graft agency, said the commission is investigating a case where N51 billion was allegedly diverted by the Ganduje administration.

Ganduje was governor of Kano from 2015 to 2023.

Magaji said during the twilight of the Ganduje administration, N1 billion was withdrawn from the state’s accounts for rehabilitation of roads, but that the sum was allegedly diverted.

“What is happening now is a tip of the iceberg,” he said.

“As I am talking to you, we are investigating a case whereby N51.3 billion local government funds were directly taken from the government coffers (and) sent to other individuals, and we traced it to people.

“We have piled a series of cases. We have a case whereby N1 billion in April last year (2023) was removed from government coffers under the allocation of renovating 30 roads in the metropolis and it was taken away, sent to Bureau de Change.

“We have a case of N4 billion whereby it was sent from the consolidated revenue account of Kano state to an agricultural company. All these cases are before the court.”

The chair said the commission is not driven by politics and is dedicated to the fight against corruption.

“Incidentally, His Excellency, the former governor, was the one that appointed me in 2015 to head the agency and I was re-appointed in 2020 for another five-year term,” he said.

“Basically, we have an institution in the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) that is devoid of political activities and dedicated to fight corruption, check maladministration and fight injustice.”

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