Alhassan Ado Doguwa making his address in parliament. His four wives (inset). [Photo: Courtesy]

Nigerians on twitter are reacting to a video posted online of a Member of the House of Representatives who attended a parliamentary session with, not one, but four of his wives.

Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who was making a return to the parliament after winning a by-election in the Northern Kano State, boasted on the floor of the House of Representatives that he is a “powerful man both in the parliament and back at home.”

Speaking after his swearing-in, he asked his four wives to stand up amidst cheering and applause from members present.

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Alhassan Ado Doguwa was making a return to the parliament [Photo: Courtesy]

"Mr Speaker, these four wives you have seen have produced 27 kids for me, and I am still counting, I am still counting," the Nigerian lawmaker from Kano state added.

“And one other reason is to let you know,” Mr Doguwa continued. “That when members call me a powerful man, I am not only powerful on the floor of the house, I am also powerful at home... because I deal with four wives."

Mr Doguwa ails from the Muslim-dominated north where polygamy is common.

The viral video elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians on twitter.