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Budget Padding Controversy: House of Reps Suspends Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin for 180 Legislative Days

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Abdulmumin Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Members of the House of Representatives Wednesday suspended ousted Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmunin Jibrin for 180 legislative days.

The suspension followed the adoption of the recommendations of the Hon. Nicholas Ossai-led Ethics and Privileges Committee at the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Sulaimon Yussuf Lassun.

He was suspended for allegedly “breaching privileges of members” of the House and must submit a letter of apology to the House before he is allowed to sit.

Jibrin’s suspension would see him banned from the premises of the National Assembly in the course of the disciplinary action. He would also not receive salaries or allowances.

According to the motion adopted by the House, Jibrin will also not be able to hold any position of responsibility for the span of the current National Assembly.

The House also demanded that Jibrin tender a formal written apology to the House upon serving out the period of his suspension.

Jibrin failed to appear before the committee last week, saying that the outcome of the investigation of the committee will be manipulated against him.

5 Comments

  1. Nunulicious

    September 29, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I give up on Nigeria. This news makes me feel powerless and hopeless.

    What a morally bankrupt nation we’ve become. When a law maker is punished for trying to be a whistle-blower. Who am I as a mere citizen? Yet some idiots will try and politisize this.

    In a sane world, shouldnt the public outcry make the national assembly scared? Shouldnt the public outcry be loud enough to force them to prevent budget padding from being enshrined?
    I give up on Nigeria for now.

    • EE

      September 29, 2016 at 3:36 am

      What public outcry??? We city folk tend to overestimate our influence. The vast majority of Nigerians don’t give a fuck, 40% of them can’t even read to start to with. 70% of them to busy trying to survive on <$2per day.

    • Natalia

      September 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Do not be deceived. It is not as it seems.

  2. Tosin

    September 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

    nna ehn, no shame. no shame.

  3. Tosin

    September 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

    we should name and shame the government officials who would try to shame a whistleblower. we should have a giant shaming event and bar each one of them from ever holding public office again.

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