Covid-19: No mercy for LG Chair found diverting palliative items, Kano anti-graft agency warns

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Covid-19: No mercy for LG Chair found diverting palliative items, Kano anti-graft agency warns

Kano

By Bashir Bello

An anti-graft agency, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee has on Monday threatened not to spare any local authorities space chairmen discovered hijacking or diverting palliative gadgets for personal political positive aspects within the state.

The agency’s Chairman, Muhuyi Rimingado in a press release made obtainable to newsmen within the state stated it has continued to receive complaints about some chairmen involved within the diversion of the supplies meant to cushion the consequences of lockdown occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Rimingado stated the council chairmen have been stated to bask in sharing the gadgets amongst their political get together officials, the safety agents and different individuals believed to be cronies and associates.

He stated the act is opposite to the rules which entail that individuals eligible to profit from palliative are individuals with out wage, allowance or member of the palliative committee saying anything opposite to that offends the supply of part 26 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee Regulation 2008 (As Amended).

In line with him, “It is worthy of notice that these palliative supplies are donations from people and organizations aimed toward decreasing the suffering of probably the most weak members of the society regardless of their religion or political inclination therefore, it isn't in any method a private property that can be utilized for political purposes.

“This fee has been receiving complaints towards some Local Government Chairmen alleging diversion of the COVID-19 palliative supplies for political patronage.

“Preliminary investigation means that one of the Native Government Chairman complained towards have diverted the varieties meant for the beneficiaries to his political get together officers, the safety agents and different individuals believed to be cronies and associates contrary to the rules which entail that no individual incomes salary/allowance or palliative committee member is eligible to obtain the palliative aid materials.

“This Commission warns that anybody discovered to have engaged in this exercise will face the wrath of the Regulation, because the act offends the supply of section 26 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Regulation 2008 (As Amended) and that the commission has a legal obligation beneath Section 9 and 15 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee Regulation 2008 (As Amended) to stop this ungodly development.

“It is subsequently hoped that each one these involved in the distribution/management of the COVID-19 palliative supplies in Kano State can be guided,” Rimingado nevertheless stated.

Recall that the agency at the weekend arrested the Chairman, Kumbotso Local Authorities space, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Panshekara over it described as an abuse of energy within the distribution of palliatives gadgets.

Recall additionally that the state government as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease ordered a complete lockdown and rolled out the palliative measures to help the downtrodden to cushion the consequences of lockdown.

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