Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has approved the reinstatement of Muhyi Rimingado as Chairman of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Yusuf reinstated Rimingado on Wednesday to complete his tenure.
Recall that the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje had in January 2023 approved the sacking of Rimingado.
The embattled anti-corruption agency boss however faulted his sacking, saying he was not given a fair hearing.
He was sent packing two years after the state House of Assembly recommended his dismissal.
According to reports, he was suspended for a month in July 2021 over his alleged opposition to the posting of an accountant to the agency from the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the governor’s Spokesman, Sanusi Tofa, however, said his boss argued that Rimingado was “suspended from office by the previous administration in questionable circumstances”.
“The reinstatement is with immediate effect and in compliance with a court order,” the statement read in part.
The Kano State House of Assembly had explained why Rimingado was suspended.
The assembly claimed that the decision followed a letter of complaint sent to the Assembly over the matter by the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.
The letter conveying the dismissal titled “Letter of Dismissal,” dated January 24, 2023, was signed by the then Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.
It read, in part, “Following the resolution adopted by the Kano State House of Assembly at its setting held on Monday, July 26, 2021 (16, Zulhijja, 1442AH) calling on the state government to, with immediate effect, remove you as the executive chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on account of some alleged offences, I wish to convey the approval of the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, of your dismissal from your position as the Executive Chairman, Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, with immediate effect.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that An Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (retd), has debunked the reports that he had been appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).