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BREAKING: Budget Padding: House Suspends Jibrin For Six Months


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives has suspended its former Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdul Mumin Jibrin for 180 days over what it called ‘un-parliamentarian’ conduct.

Jibrin blew the whistle of 2016 House budget padding with N40 billion, indicting the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; his Deputy Yusuf Lasun; Minority Leader, Leo Ogor and House Deputy Chief Whip. This prompted his removal as the Chairman Appropriation Committee.

He, however, failed to honour the invitation of the House committee on Ethics and Privileges on Monday over his alleged misconduct, claiming that the matter he was being summoned for, was before a court of law.

At the Wednesday plenary, Hon. Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days, as well as from holding House positions of authority all through the tenure of the eight National Assembly (NASS).

It would be recalled the House Chairman Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Hon. Nicholas Ossai promised Monday that his committee members would meet and forward its recommendations to the entire lower legislative chamber.


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