Ganduje replaces Kano’s anti-corruption agency boss

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state Thursday appointed Mahmoud Balarabe as acting chairperson of the state’s Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Agency following the suspension of Muhyi Magaji.

The governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement, said Mr Balarabe was the Director for Public Prosecution in the state’s Ministry of Justice.

The appointment of an interim boss for the agency followed the suspension of Magaji by the state House of Assembly.

The House asked Magaji 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.

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.

Anwar said the new appointment is with immediate effect.

It directed the acting executive chairman to discharge his duties diligently, according to the laid down procedures establishing the Commission.