The Kano House of Assembly has set up a panel to investigate the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, DAILY NIGERIAN reports.
In a video trending online, Ganduje was seen collecting bundles of dollar bills believed to be bribe being paid by contractors working in the state.
He was seen stuffing the cash into his babanriga.
Raising a motion on Monday, Labaran Madari, a member representing Warawa constituency, said the Assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take necessary actions.
Madari said the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute.
The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano municipal.
Speaker of the House, Alhassan Rurum, therefore, constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the matter and report back to the House.
Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi, Labaran Madari, Garba Gafasa, Zubairu Masu, Ayuba Labaran, Abubakar Galadima, Garba Yau Gwarmai and Mujtafa Amin.
According to TheCable, a member or the Assembly who pleaded anonymity said they had already found the video to be genuine after a preliminary investigation.
“This is a serious matter that should not be swept under the carpet. We did preliminary investigation and found out the videos are genuine. The committee is just mere formality,” the member was quoted as saying.
“The governor confessed to some of us that it was real but he is now trying to stop us from exercising our constitutional duty.”