The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the alleged efforts to blackmail him are the handiwork of detractors with his blood pressure now at a normal pace.
Speaking to the media during a visit to the Shiekh Jidda General Hospital in Kano on Tuesday, the governor said the efforts are just efforts by “political antagonists aiming to smear his image”.
On Monday, the Kano state house of assembly set up a panel to investigate the bribery allegation against the governor, following videos published by Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper.
In the videos, Ganduje appeared to be collecting bundles of dollars as alleged kickbacks from contractors.
The governor was on a working visit at the hospital to commission the Bello Umar Dikko Accident and Emergency ward constructed by the state government.
He explained the emergency ward was constructed and equipped to aid the operations of the hospital which is the first public health facility in the state.
The governor urged the management of the hospital to ensure efficient management of the new 20-bed ward so that the teeming population within its catchment area can take maximum advantage of its services.