We’ve blocked leakages, discouraged stealing of public funds: Gov. Yusuf

The Kano State government says it has blocked leakages that might led to the misuse of public funds by those in authority in the state.

Gov. Abba Yusuf disclosed this at the commemoration of the 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day on Saturday in Kano.

Represented by Aminu Gwarzo, his deputy, Mr Yusuf explained that some of the giant strides taken by the state government towards ensuring a better life for the people of the state are evident to the fact that it does not tolerate corruption.

In the event hosted by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), the governor declared that his administration has zero tolerance for corruption.

He explained that the government had resumed payment of salaries to civil servants without unnecessary deductions introduced by his immediate predecessor.

Mr Yusuf added that public properties illegally acquired by individuals during the last administration have been recovered and put to public use, giving an example of the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital.

He said the government has also prioritised the creation of anti-corruption units in government agencies while ensuring it pays the outstanding N6 billion pensions and gratuities of retirees neglected by his immediate predecessor.

Earlier, the chairman of the state anti-graft agency, Muhyi Rimingado, described the commission as the most vibrant subnational anti-graft agency in the country.

He explained that the day is commemorated with the view of mobilising the public towards fighting corruption.