Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission was established in the year 2005 as a Directorate and later upgraded to the status of a Commission in 2008. The Law establishing the Commission was passed by the Kano State House of Assembly and signed by the Governor on December, 2008 (Zul Hajj, 1430 AH). And subsequently the Law was amended in 2010.
The Management of the Commission comprises of a full time Executive Chairman, two full time Commissioner’s, Secretary/Legal Adviser vide section 4(a) (b) and section 10(1) of the Commission’s Law 2008 (as amended) and Seven Directors namely Director Public Complaints, Director Anti-Corruption, Director Citizen’s rights/promotion and Protection, Director Operations, Director Personnel Management, Director Special Duties and Director Suggestion Box. Most of whom loaned from various government establishment both State and Federal.
The main function of the Commission is to investigate either on it’s own initiative or following a complaints lodged before it by any other person on any administrative action taken by any Department or ministry of the State Government; any statutory corporation or public institution or any officer or servant of any department or Ministry of the State Government or Local Government or such other Government Agencies and Parastatals as well as any statutory corporation or public institution set up by the State Government, any company incorporated under or pursuant to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (C.A.M.A.) 1990 owed by the State Government.
It also have the mandate to monitor and investigate all form of corrupt practices in the State; thus the Commission have a dual mandate Public Complaints and Mediation which entails right issues as well as Public Suggestions and the criminal aspect which is fight against corruption.