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Kano anti-graft agency takes anti-corruption crusade to schools



The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission says it has established anti-corruption clubs across secondary schools and tertiary institutions in the state as part of efforts to sensitise against the ills of corruption in the society.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Ali Ismail-Husain, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of the commission, a copy of which was made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Kano on Wednesday.

The commission said it was specifically engaging the students on the menace of sexual harassment and extortion of money in learning institutions.

According to the statement, the prosecution of two lecturers in the state owned schools showed the impact of the commission’s enlightenment drive against all corrupt practices and tendencies in academic environments.

NAN recalls that a Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday in Kano remanded a lecturer in prison custody while another was granted bail over allegations of sexual harassment and extortion of money from students to pass examinations.

, before Chief Magistrates Court No. 18, Zungeru road, Kano,” the read in part.

The commission therefore urged students and the general public to help it with credible information to enable the agency discharge its statutory responsibilities.

It assured the public of the commission’s resolve to give them necessary support and protection in the event of victimisation. (NAN)


Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola