The Kano State House of Assembly has revealed its readiness to probe Governor Abdullahi Ganduje according to the Daily Nigerian.
Ganduje was seen in a viral video collecting and placing money inside his ‘Babariga’.
He has since received lashing from Nigerians as he fights to save his name from an impending disgrace. In a video trending online, Ganduje was seen collecting bundles of dollars and putting them into his white dress known as ‘babanriga’ in the northern part of Nigeria.
The video has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians, with some saying it is a dent on President Muhammadu Buhari’s corruption agenda since the governor is a member of the ruling party.
Labaran Madari, a member representing Warawa constituency raised a motion on Monday and said the assembly should investigate the originality and authenticity of the video and take due actions accordingly.
Madari said the video had put the state’s institution of governance at its nadir.
The motion by Madari was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano municipal.
Alhassan Rurum, Speaker of the house has formed a seven-man committee to investigate the matter and report back to the assembly.
Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi, Labaran Madari, Garba Gafasa, Zubairu Masu, Ayuba Labaran, Abubakar Galadima, Garba Yau Gwarmai and Mujtafa Amin.
“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,” said a member who didn’t reveal his identity.
“The governor confessed to some of us that it was real but he is now trying to stop us from exercising our constitutional duty.”