From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated Implementation Committee for the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the remote and immediate causes of the abduction of several children in the state between 2010 and 2019.
Justice Wada Abubakar Umar Rano, who headed the the Commission of Inquiry, also emerged the Chairman of the Implementation Committee.
Speaking at Ante Chamber, Government House, Kano, on Saturday, while inaugurating the Committee, Ganduje said, “after we received the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, we understood that the recommendations as important as they are should best be implemented by those who made the suggestions.
“There are no better persons to implement these recommendations than you, who made the recommendations. There is difference between your former Commission of Inquiry and this Implementation Committee. Your first Committee was time bound. And this one is without any limited time.”
He further explained that, “crime being a continuous process, your work should also be a continuous process, because we want be rest assured that this report will not be dumped, is part of the major reasons why we are revolving you for this assignment.”
It could be recalled that, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was inaugurated on 31 October, 2019, which was granted four weeks to critically look into the disturbing scenario of missing persons in the state, with a view to unravelling the circumstances that led to the perpetration of such crimes.
The then Commission of Inquiry was given the mandate of looking into such cases of missing persons from the year 2010 to 2019 when nine Kano children were found in far away Anambra state.
The Implementation Committee membership was drawn from both public and private organisations and civil society groups in the state.