Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced that his government donated N10m to the organisers of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon.
The sporting event, which is making its debut is organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, (ICPC), and Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari, for his fight against corruption.
Ganduje who is enmeshed in $5m bribery scandal with videos of him allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors, sparking calls for his prosecution, announced his government’s donation to the event when he received the organising committee in Abuja.
The governor promised that the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission would collaborate with the organizers, as an official partner, to ensure success of the event.
He said his administration was not only engaged in sensitising the citizenry on the evils of corruption but also reorganized and strengthened its anti-corruption agency to offer optimal professional services.