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24 Jul 2016

2016 budget padding: House of Reps Vowed to deal with Hon Jibrin

The House of Representatives has vowed to deal with the former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his allegation that speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers attempted to pad the 2016 budget.

Jibrin who was last week removed by the leadership of the House as the Chairman, Committee on Apropriation, had accused Dogara of attempting to pad N30bn into the 2016 controversial budget.
But the spokesman of the House, Abdulrazak Namdas said punitive measures are being weighed against jibrin, Sunday Punch reports.
The House spokesman wondered why Jibrin has not formally petitioned the House and relevant anti-graft agencies with evidence backing his allegations against the Speaker, but instead he engaged in media campaign since his removal.
According to Namdas, “We will deal with him appropriately in line with the relevant rules of the House.
“The rule of the House is not to engage in media campaign against its leadership. He has the option of writing a petition to the House, attached with his evidence, when we resume in September.
“Alternatively, let him write to the EFCC or ICPC for investigation. These agencies have powers to arrest and prosecute. These options are available and he should stop running down the House.”
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