Community members in Kano state ©

Chris Morgan/J4A

December 2020

The Kano State Anti-Corruption Strategy (KANSACS) was signed and ratified by the state government. The strategy, now a working policy, outlines a five-year plan for curbing and addressing issues of corruption in the state. It focuses on preventive measures through public engagement and ethical re-orientation pillars; and provides globally acceptable approaches for the enforcement, sanctions and recovery of the proceeds of corruption. The ratification of the strategy followed a series of engagements and meetings with the Chairman and staff of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC).

At the signing ceremony, the State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, stated that the strategy highlights the desire of the state to ensure transparency and accountability in every area of governance. He expressed gratitude to all who contributed towards developing the strategy, including RoLAC, and promised to continue working with such partners.  If fully implemented, the strategy is expected to improve the capacity of the state anti-graft agency, known as the PCACC, help establish corruption prevention practices, and increase citizens knowledge against corruption. The Governor presented the strategy to citizens on International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December 2020) in an event organised by the PCACC. 

The KANSACS is a sub-national adoption of the National Anti-Corruption strategy. Kano state is one of four states in which  RoLAC has supported the development of a state-level anti-corruption strategies.