Africa’s leading industrialist, Alhaji ALIKO DANGOTE has told the committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly probing a bribery allegation against its former speaker that it is wasting its time.
Dangote Group spokesman, TONY CHIEJINA said the allegation has no foundation whatsoever and is an outright falsehood.
On 17 June, an online portal, DailyNigerian.com, first published the allegation that Dangote gave the former Kano Assembly Speaker, Alhaji KABIRU RURUM 100 million-naira to kill a probe of Emir MUHAMMADU SANUSI.
But RURUM responding to the allegation in an interview on June 20 described the story as false, designed to tarnish his image and bring the whole Assembly into disrepute.
CHIEJINA told newsmen last night that the allegation has been embarrassing, to Dangote.
The Kano Assembly however asked a five-man committee to investigate the allegations against RURUM.
The new Speaker, Alhaji ABDULLAHI ATTA, proposed the investigation at plenary yesterday.
It was unanimously accepted by the house.