The Chairman of the commission, Mr Muhuyi Rimingado, disclosed this at the unveiling of the NIPOST anti-corruption stamp
The Chairman of the commission, Mr Muhuyi Rimingado, disclosed this at the unveiling of the NIPOST anti-corruption stamp at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, on Thursday.
According to him, the anti-graft agency is able to resolve a number of the complaints while effort is being made to ensure diligent investigation and prosecution of pending cases.
He called on other state governments to establish similar commissions to complement and sustain Federal Government efforts at fighting the war against corruption.
Rimingado said establishing similar commission in all the states of the federation would deepen the federal government’s effort in the anti-corruption crusade.
“His Excellency has always been given his support to this noble course of the fight against the scourge of corruption in Kano State and the country at large,’’ he said.
He commended the leadership of the Nigerian Postal Service for their commitment towards complementing the efforts of all the anti-graft agencies in the country.
“This occasion is quite another unique and bold step in the national campaign against corruption by the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,’’ he said.
He urged other government agencies and parastatals to emulate this brilliant and bold initiative with a view to supporting, complementing and accelerating the federal government’s efforts towards stamping the evil of corruption from the socio-economic and political spheres of Nigeria.
The chairman noted that the fight against corruption is a collective one, pointing out that the objective can be achieved by adhering to the overall principles and wisdom of the change mantra.
He said the successes being recorded by the anti-graft agencies in the country is a clear indication that the federal government was winning the war against corruption.
“The present administration is still recording unprecedented achievements in the fight against corruption, safeguarding citizen’s fundamental rights, ensuring transparency and accountability as well as complementing the efforts of the Federal Government in anti-corruption crusade."
“This is as a result of the tremendous support of His Excellency and the complete independence which the Commission enjoys as provided under the State Law that established it. Kano State Government has actually set the pace for other jurisdictions to follow."
“We must remain steadfast, fearless and committed in the fight against this scourge. This is because the scourge or cancer known as corruption and its agents have a sinister way of fighting back and truncating our development aspirations."
“We must therefore abide and continue to be guided by the rule of law and overall national interest in order to defeat corruption and uplift our status in the comity of nations,’’ Muhuyi said.
The Postmaster General of the federation, Dr Bisi Adegbuyi, said NIPOST had designed and launched a set of special anti-corruption postage stamps.
Represented by the Director, Human Resources, Alhaji Aliyu Mahmud, he said the unveiling of the stamp was historic in view of the fact Kano State was the only state in the country that established an anti-corruption agency.
He said the NIPOST initiative was borne out of the agency’s effort to drive the anti-corruption campaign to its height and spread its reach to all strata of Nigerian populace.
NAN also reports that the special anti-corruption postage stamps were of N50 denominations depicting “No To Bribery, fraud, bunkering and theft.