The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has finally sacked the suspended chairman of the the state public complaints and anti-corruption commission, Muhuyi Rimingado.
Rimingado was suspended in July 2021 by the state government shortly after opening investigation into the financial activities of the commission since 2015.
The secretary to the state government, Usman Alhaji, in a letter conveyed to Rimingado, said that the state governor relied on the July 2021 resolution of the state house of assembly to remove him from office.
The letter reads, “Following the resolution adopted by Kano state house of assembly at its sitting held on Monday, July 26, 2021, calling on the state government to, with immediate effect remove you as the executive chairman, Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, on account of some offences, I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, the executive governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (OFR), of your dismissal from your position as the executive chairman of public complaints and anti-corruption commission with immediate effect.
The dismissal is in accordance with the provisions of section 6 of public complaints and anti-corruption commission law 2008 as amended.
“Accordingly, you are hereby formally issued with the dismissal letter. Please accept my best wishes and esteemed regards.”
Rimingado, while speaking on Wednesday, January 25, criticized the governor’s decision, adding that the state government had failed to comply with the judgement of the National Industrial Court (NIC), Daily Nigerian reports.
He said that, “This goes to show how insensitive, reckless and lawless the Ganduje-led administration is, especially as regards to issues bordering on anti-corruption effort in the state.
“This issue has been tried and judgment was passed in my favor by the National Industrial Court in Abuja, and instead of them to comply with or appeal the judgment, they chose to cheaply resort to self help after suffering defeat in the legal battle.
“I am in contact with my team. We’ll take legal measures to remind them that the rule of law prevails over impunity,” Rimingado added.