Ayuba Durum, who is the Chief Whip of Kano State House of Assembly, has reacted to news of the mis-spelt number plate Chip whip attributed to him, saying neither the vehicle nor the number plate belong to him.

The misspelt number plate has caused a social media storm, with commenters either blaming Mr Durum or FRSC for allowing it to pass the rigours of quality control.

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While speaking with Daily Nigerian, Mr Durum said the vehicle could not be his as the state government is yet to give official vehicles to the members.

“I was baffled by a torrent of messages drawing my attention to a gaffe on a number plate purported to be mine.

“To set the records straight, members of the Kano State House of Assembly are yet to be assigned any official vehicles.

“I use my private vehicle with a regular not customised number plate. My vehicle registration number is Gaya, Kano, and whoever knows me can verify this,” he said.

The legislator said he had directed his lawyers to get to the roots of the matter and take appropriate legal action.

Earlier on Sunday, the Federal Road Safety Corps disowned the misspelt customized number plate and ordered for investigation.

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