The All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Hammed Tinubu has lauded Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, for strengthening anti-corruption institutions in the state.
The former Lagos governor, made this remark while inaugurating the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission’s new office on Sunday, saying the governor’s efforts would contribute to a country free of corruption.
“This is a welcome development indeed and we salute the governor for this encouraging effort,” he said of the new building.
“In ensuring Nigeria becomes a member of a committed international community that frees us from the burden of corruption, this and similar edifices could play an important role in that.
“To a lot of us looking forward to a prosperous, corruption-free Nigeria and Africa, today is dedicated to that objective.”
Mr Tinubu’s commendation of the Kano governor has however raised eyebrows, with many still believing that Ganduje still has questions to answer over accusations that he collected kickbacks for contracts awarded in the state.
It would be recalled that a series of secretly recorded videos in 2018 showed a figure believed to be Ganduje where he was pocketing dollars allegedly taken as kickbacks.
The governor had however denied the videos, saying they were doctored. He had also gone to the court all in the attempt to clear his name.