The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-graft Corruption Commission has received the support of the European Union in its fight against corruption.
Mrs Ada Chide-Igbokwe, Consultant, Rule of Law on Anti-Corruption of the EU in Nigeria, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a Five-day meeting of PCACC/EU and relevant stakeholders in Dutse on Wednesday.
Chide-Igbokwe explained that EU would sign a final document with PCACC and other stakeholders on how they could collaborate and fight corruption in the society.
She said that the EU was committed to the fight against corruption, adding that corruption retards progress and development anywhere in the world.
The Consultant stated that EU would be funding some of the activities of PCACC which would be managed by the British Council and other relevant stakeholders towards minimising corruption.
“The fight against corruption is a collective effort; it is not the responsibility of one person, which explains why we are here to sign the final document on the process of fighting corruption.
“We want to ensure transparency and accountability in government and the private sector, as well as among the common people,’’ she said.
An analyst with ElombahNews, however, said it is the height of irony that EU will get itself involved with Kano State government at this point in history.
He said that if EU is really trying to be sincere, it will start by beaming its search light on the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who is under probe of bribery.
ElombahNews had recently published four videos showing Governor Ganduje collecting dollars valued at five million dollars.
Probe on the matter had started in earnest by the Kano State House of Assembly to ascertain the veracity of the video as well as the attending allegation.
The governor, however, obtained a court injunction and halted the probe which would have ultimately ended in him getting impeached.
“This is even more ironic as the present President Muhammadu Buhari premised its campaign and achievements on fighting corruption,” noted the analyst.