Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has advocated for the amendment of the laws that established the anti-graft agency to strengthen its capacity to pursue justice for indigent persons.
The executive chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado made the appeal on Thursday during the 2020 Ombudsman Day celebration held at Kano Anti Corruption Institute (KACI).
Muhyi urged the state ministry of justice and other judicial organs to expedite actions on the amendment process, noting that the commission since its creation has evolved, culminating in the need for an upgrade of its powers and framework.
According to him, PCACC through its activities has endeared the dispensation of justice through the ombudsman mechanism in the minds of Kano populace.
He said “the ombudsman is a moving train, the law that created the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission provided that we must pursue justice in its three ways traffic, initially it was tedious, because we inherited the commission, when it could not afford to fuel its generator, likewise service could not be effected on parties.
“Today, the story is different, our office is a beehive of activities, that show we have done well, we have offices in virtually all the local governments in Kano, people who cannot afford the services of lawyers run to us and so far, we have not failed in doing our best in compliance with the provisions of the laws that regulates our activities, we need more legal powers to do more”, Muhuyi stated.
Kano state coordinator National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Shehu Abdullahi in a message marking the event urged the state anti corruption agency to continue to enforce marital responsibilities, lamenting that there is need to curb the rise in cases of marital negligence.
Shehu further urged the commission to continue to deploy its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) tools towards resolving disputes revolving around inheritance and land ownership, while commending PCACC over what he described as brilliance performance and commitment to the dispensation of justice to indigent persons.