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President Buhari meets with embattled Lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin



President Buhari meets with Abdulmumin Jibrin - BellaNaija

Abdulmumin Jibrin (L), President Muhammadu Buhari (R)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with embattled House of Representatives member Abdulmumin Jibrin at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days in September 2016 following claims he made that the 2016 budget was padded to the tune of over N284 billion by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in connivance with three other principal officers of the House.

Jibrin, who represents Kiru, Bebeji constituency had on December 20, petitioned the presidency and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, calling for intervention in his continued suspension.


The lawmaker on Instagram, disclosed that he met Buhari. Sharing a photo of himself and the president, Jibrin wrote:

Today, I had a private and fruitful meeting with our President, Muhammadu Buhari. I am glad despite his busy schedule, he prioritized the quest of our people to have their representation restored. Thank you all for keeping this issue on the front burner, and thanks to Mr President for his listening ears.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, according to Premium Times, Jibrin said he could not comment on whether the president would intervene in his matter. He said:

Well, I cannot comment in that regard. The most important is that I saw him and he is in a very high spirit. I greeted him like a son and he spoke to me like a father.

See the post below:

Photo Credit: abdulabmj


  1. fifiliprincess

    December 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Jubrin has really emaciated, the look on his face shows light while that on Mr President’s face shows otherwise. 180days suspension has been exceeded he should be recalled.

    • Amba

      December 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      How won’t he loose weight? All these corrupt politicians who don’t have a leg to stand on without their over the top salaries. He should spend his entire tenure on suspension.

  2. Fleur

    December 29, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Nigerians. The way we wield power. If white man do us this kind nonsense we no go fit talk oh. Jubril you should quit the job and make better use of your time. You cannot change the swamp. It is infested. You can join them and figure out a working sharing formula that would have you support them and not be at odds with their arrangements. Country’s headed to hell anyway. ride on bros.

  3. Wale Vintage

    December 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Buhari is not smiling- his son just had a major accident. It weighs on him.

  4. Bolaji

    December 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Mr President, not pretending for photo op at all! 🙂

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