The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, has revealed a move by the agency to regulate prices of food commodities in the state.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mahmoud Balarabe disclosed this during his maiden press briefing on Thursday.
He said “the agency is worried by the unscrupulous hike of food commodities by traders, which add burden of masses across the state.”
Balarabe said the agency would not fold it arms and “watch some greedy marketers or traders inflict more hardship on the people at a time when the economic situation of the country is biting hard.
“We are now working on the Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission law. We are working with the State House of Assembly to review and strengthen the laws in order to improve the performance of the commission.
“Part of the law is that which seeks to check the continuous or incessant increase of the prices of commodities by the traders in the state.
“In view of the current economic situation, we felt the need to wade in and regulate the prices by traders who seize opportunities to hike the food commodities,” he said.
According to him, principle of rule of law will be its watchword noting that he will not compromise nor deviate.
“The principle of rule of law will be our guiding principle. And we will not compromise and deviate from that principle,” he said.
Balarabe also hinted about the plan by the agency to establish more clubs in all schools across the state to inculcate the spirit of discipline in the younger generation in order to check tendencies of corrupt practices at tender age.
“Similarly, like I said earlier that Anti-Corruption is the concern of all. We will ensure public participation in the crusade,” Balarabe said.