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House of Reps suspends Jibrin for 180 sittings over 2016 Budget padding allegations

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended the former Chairman of Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin for a period of 180 legislative sitting days.

Jibrin was barred from holding positions of responsibility till the end of the 8th Assembly.

This report was submitted by the Committee on Ethics and its members via its Chairman, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, which was consequently adopted by the voice votes of the House.

The Committee had been asked to looked into the breach of Practices, Precedents and Usage of the House of Representatives and Sundry Acts of Misconduct against the Members and Institution of the House of Representatives and National Assembly.

Jibrin had accused the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the Lower Legislative Chamber of padding the 2016 budget with the amount of over N40bn.

The lawmaker who hails from Kano had made several allegations on the speaker while the House was on recess.

Source: NAN


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