Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that the state Anti-Corruption agency, Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, is the strongest in the country in promoting public accountability, and good governance.
He stated this during a programme of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD) Programme, held at The Afficent, Nassarawa GRA, Kano, Tuesday.
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“In Kano we have the strongest anti corruption institution. As a result of the work of our Anti-Corruption agency, some Commissioners lost their job. So also some Permanent Secretaries and Director with the state civil service lost their jobs.
“Our anti corruption staff are being trained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other Anti-Corruption agencies at the federal level. So that they can be acquainted with modern practice in the fight against corruption,” he said.
The governor commended the association of the Accountants, saying their profession is a living profession and urged them to remain united and strong.
In his address the President and Chairman of the Council of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma appreciated governor Ganduje for making Kano a great place.
“Your Excellency Sir, your significant strides in the provision of food security through agricultural development, infrastructural developments through construction and rehabilitation of roads, among other laudable achievements are manifestations of your human-oriented governance and value for innovative development.”
The Chairman explained to the participants that, the training programme deals with the concept of Code of Corporate Governance, Public Accountability, Financial Reporting, National Anti-Corruption Strategy, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence.