Kano State House of Assembly on Monday attributed the mass patronage of the services of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) in seeking redress for injustices by the people to good leadership and commitment of the staff of the commission.
The commission’s director of special assignment, Usman Bello, explained in a press statement he sent to Judicial Sketch that the observation was made by the members of the House of Assembly committee on public petitions and Anti-Corruption during an oversight visit to the commission.
The chairman of the committee, Umar Musa Gama, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the commission which he noted earned it the confidence of the public as the last resort for the common man.
He expressed the State House of Assembly readiness to support the commission to serve the people of state.
Receiving the committee in his office, the chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado told the members that despite high performance, the staff of the commission are the lowest paid among anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria.
He said the commission is currently working out new salary structure for the staff as motivation which will be captured in 2021 budget.
He also briefed them on the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Institute with various training packages to further empower the staff of the commission as well as others in fighting corruption.
The chairman said already neighboring states have stated indicating interest in training their staff at the institute.
He further told the members that the commission has already started decentralizing its activities to local governments in order to move closer to the people.