Jibrin threatens to expose more details of corruption in House of Reps
Undeterred by his 180 legislative days suspension, the embattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has vowed to expose more instances of corruption in the Green Chamber.
Jibrin told journalists in Abuja that apart from the allegations has already submitted to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), he would be speaking in the days ahead about how members of some investigative committees committee corruption.
“On the issue of systemic corruption [in the House of Representatives], in the next few days, I will be talking about how investigative committees are used to perpetuate corruption in the House,” Jibrin said.
Jibrin was suspended on September 28 by the House after being indicted for allegedly bringing members of the lower chamber into disrepute. The House also directed that Jibrin will not be able to hold any position of responsibility for the span of the current National Assembly as part of the punitive measures and would not be paid salaries for the duration of his suspension.
The decision, which got the endorsement of the lawmakers without a single dissenting voice, followed the adoption of the report of the Committee on Ethics and Privileges Committee, headed by Ossai Nicholas Ossai.
Jibrin had alleged the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers were corrupt and called for their resignation and prosecution.
But the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges said in its report that Jubrin’s statements were denigrating to the House as an institution.
The report further said that the action of Jubrin amounted to an infraction of section 21 and 24 of the legislative House.