Budget Padding: House of Reps Recall Jibrin From Suspension

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – House of Representative on Tuesday recalled Abdulmumin Jibrin who was suspended over issues bothering on budget padding.

The recall of former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin followed his letter apologizing to the House of Representatives for his numerous allegations that put the Green Chamber into disrepute.

 

The Speaker of the House,  Yakubu Dogara, who showed the letter on the floor today at plenary, said Jibrin has fulfilled all the conditions that he was given by the House ” and can resume legislative duties if he so wishes.”

 

Sundiata Post recall that Jibrin was suspended for 180 days on September 28, 2016 after the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges considered his case and made recommendations to the House which were adopted.

 

Jibrin was also barred from occupying any position of authority in the Green Chamber till the 8th assembly ends.

 

Sundiata Post further recalls that one of the conditions he was given to be forgiven is that the suspended lawmaker must tender a formal written apology to the House, which must be advertised in a number of daily newspapers amongst other requirements.

Since the House of Reps sits thrice in a week, Jibrin’s suspension lasted over 17 months.

 

Jibrin had incurred the wrath of the House with his numerous allegations against the Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers.

 

He claimed the 2016 budget was padded to the tune of billions of Naira by the principal officers and referred to the Speaker as “corrupt” and a “shameless thief”

 

Jibrin also alleged that members of the House received hundreds of millions as running cost, a claim which annoyed most members.




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