Bola Tinubu, a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has praised Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State for fighting against corruption in the state.
Tinubu while inaugurating the Office of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, said:
“This is a welcome development indeed and we salute the governor for this encouraging effort.
“In ensuring Nigeria becomes a member of a committed international community that frees us from the burden of corruption this and similar edifices could play an important role in that.
Abdullahi Ganduje on his part said that the reason he appointed a human rights activist, Muhuyi Rmin-Gado, to oversee the operations of the agency, was for all to see that he was truly fighting corruption.
“When he was appointed as the chairman, we made it very clear that there would be no interference in the activities of the agency and up till now we have not interfered in any of its activities,” he said.
Bola Tinubu has been serially accused of being corrupt, recently Alpha Beta, a consultancy owned by Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is at the centre of a N100billion fraud, tax evasion and money laundering petition written by Mr. Dapo Apara, its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
According to Apara’s petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alpha Beta “has become an avenue for official corruption of government officials, a conduit pipe for massive money laundering scheme, tax evasion, among other vices”.
Governor Umar Ganduje was in 2018 captured on video pocketing vast wads of American dollars in what was said to be bribe payments from public works contractors.
The Kano State governor could be seen collecting the dollars before rolling them into his white dress, “babanriga,” in one of a series of questionable deals allegeldly struck over a span of several months.