The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed Mahmoud Balarabe as the acting chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.
The appointment was disclosed on Thursday in a statement issued by Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar.
According to the statement, Balarabe was the director of public prosecution in Kano’s Ministry of Justice before the new appointment, which will take immediate effect.
Governor Ganduje advised Balarabe to carry out his duties diligently and follow laid down procedures of the commission.
The Kano State House of Assembly suspended the Chairman of the state Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhyi Magaji on Monday
He was asked to step aside for a month over his alleged opposition to the posting of an accountant to the agency from the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.
Magaji had earlier said he was facing interference and intimidation from government officials in his work. However, he did not give names, adding that he would not be discouraged from bringing corrupt government officials to justice.
The suspension, according to the state’s assembly, followed a letter of complaint sent to the house over the matter by the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.
The majority leader of the House, Labaran Madari, asked the house to refer the issue to the House Committee on Anti-corruption for investigation and action.
The committee is to report back in two weeks.