Budget Padding: I am ready to be suspended – Jibrin

A former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Appropriations Abdulmumin Jibrin says he is ready to pay the price of being suspended to rid Nigeria of corruption.


Jibrin made the remark as a guest of Channels Telesivion’s live programme ‘Politics Today’


He said, “On the issue of suspension I am less bothered. Perhaps that is the sacrifice I will have to make for the country and for us to be able to deal with the issues of corruption in the House but I doubt very much that the 360 members, having followed the events of last two months, and of course the letter I wrote to each member last week, I doubt very much if they will go on the floor of the House and start talking about suspending me.”

The Kano born lawmaker reiterated his commitment to follow to the latter his allegation of budget padding against speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers regardless of if he was suspended or not.


Jibrin said, “Whatever happens on Tuesday and the rest of the days we want to spend in the House before the end of the year, one thing is certain and I say this without any element of contradiction; I will continue to pursue this issue until justice is served on Speaker Dogara and other principal officers whether I am suspended or not.”

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