The governor of Kano has reinstated Magaji as the director of anti-corruption

Muhuyi Magaji has been reinstated as the Chairman of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) by Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

According to a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson on Wednesday, Sanusi Bature, Magaji’s reinstatement is necessary to allow for the conclusion of his term.

“His Excellency Alh. Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Executive Governor of Kano State, has approved the appointment of Barr. Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado to fill out the remainder of his term as Chairman of the Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission, PCACC.

“Recall that Barr Muhuyi was controversially removed from office by the previous administration.

The statement adds that the boss of the PCACC has been reinstated with “immediate effect and in compliance with a court order.”

Remember how the Kano State House of Assembly asked the anti-corruption chief to step down for a month in 2021 after he objected to the deployment of an accountant to the organization from the state’s Office of the Accountant-General.

He filed a petition for the revocation of his suspension at the National Industrial Court in Abuja in January 2022 after being requested to step aside for a while without receiving any response.

A Federal High Court in Kano dismissed an ex parte motion made by Magaji on March 1, 2022, that sought to halt an investigation panel set up by the state House of Assembly and also prevent the police from looking into or arresting him.

He was detained in April 2022 in the Abuja Sokoto State Governor’s Lodge, and Abdullahi Ganduje, the former governor of Kano State, later fired him.

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