Reps Recall Suspended Lawmaker, Jibrin

The House of Representatives has recalled its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumini Jibrin, from suspension.

It may be recalled that Jibrin was suspended on September 28, 2016 for 180 legislative days.

Since the House of Reps sits thrice in a week, Jibrin’s suspension lasted over 17 months.

At the time of his suspension and based on a motion recommended by the House Ethics Committee Chairman, Nicholas Ossai, and adopted by the entire lawmakers, the embattled Jibrin was also barred from assuming a position of authority in the current National Assembly.

Jibrin drew the ire of his fellow lawmakers when he read a speech during the plenary on July 20, 2016 alleging fraud in the budget, and afterwards revealed some documents to the media, which his colleagues considered damaging.

Court Orders Jibrin’s Lawyer To Pay N2m For Frivolous Petition

The Supreme Court has fined a lawyer, Mr. Tolu Babaleye, N2m for filing a frivolous appeal to delay the hearing of a suit filed by a former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin,‎ to challenge his suspension for 180 legislative days since September 28, 2016.

A five-man panel of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, during the proceedings that held on Wednesday, delivered a unanimous bench judgment shortly after parties to the appeal adopted their papers in the course of the proceedings.

Describing the appeal as “vexatious and frivolous”, Justice Ejembi Eko, who delivered the lead judgment of the court, ordered Babaleye to pay each of the four respondents to the appeal, including Jibrin, the sum of N500,000.

Apart from Jibrin, the other respondents ordered to be paid N500,000 each were the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara; the House of Representatives and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The court ordered that the total fine amounting to N2m must be personally paid by the lawyer.

Babaleye had filed the appeal on behalf of two members of the House of Representatives – Nicholas Ossai and Orker-Jev Yisa – asking to be allowed to be joined as defendants to Jibrin’s case which is still pending before the Federal High Court.

Ossai was the Chairman of House Committee on Ethics, which recommended Jibrin’s suspension and Yisa was the House member who moved the motion for the suspension of the Kano lawmaker.

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, where Jibrin’s substantive suit is still pending, had on April 13, 2017, dismissed the lawmakers’ joinder application, describing them as “strangers” with no interest to protect in the proceedings.

The lawmakers had, through their lawyer, Babaleye, appealed to the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which had also in its judgment delivered on December 17, 2017, dismissed their case.

The two legislators had further appealed to the Supreme Court.

At the hearing of the appeal before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the appellants’ lawyer, Babaleye, faced a torrent of questions from the members of the CJN-led panel, expressing their concerns about the frivolity of the appeal.

In response, Babaleye maintained that the appeal was necessary and filed to enable the appellants “to clear their names”.

Jibrin Accuses Dogara Of Collecting $600,000 From Ibori

Suspended Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, yesterday challenged House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara to publicly acknowledge the funding of his emergence as Speaker by former governor of Delta State, James Ibori.

Jibrin, in a statement, alleged that Dogara collected $600,000 from ex-convict Ibori to realise his speakership ambition.

Jibrin had said: “It is such a shame that Speaker Dogara denied the fact that former Governor James Ibori provided huge support to his emergence as Speaker by mobilising members from Delta State and some from the Southsouth and Southeast to support him.

“Since he has disowned Ibori, he should at least have the honour to return the $600,000 Ibori donated to his speakership campaign. I am sure he cannot deny the fact that he collected that money cash!

“We have secured funding from two reputable international organisation to establish an online platform that will serve as a central point to disseminate budget fraud and corruption acts and publish evidence and also hold lecture series and sensitization programs on budget fraud and corruption across the country.

“Our first event will hold in Kano on 9th January 2017 with 5000 youths across the country in attendance. Our anti corruption crusade with be ruthless in 2017.

“I remain very proud that despite the organised witch hunt against me using the institution of the house they have not been able to establish any offense that I have committed during the course of discharging my duties in the 5 years I have spent in the house.

“It is noteworthy that no member of the house has formally accused me of corruption or abuse of office as I have consistently done against the Speaker and others.

“I have said repeatedly that I will remain committed to this fight against budget fraud and corruption for the rest of my life even if iam alone. It is a commitment iam ready to die for!”

Jibrin was suspended by the House for bringing the institution into disrepute by his allegations of budget padding against some Principal Officers of the House and nine Committee Chairmen.

But in a swift reaction, Dogara denied the allegation, saying he has no affinity with the former governor.

Speaking though his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the speaker said:”For the records, we want to state that the Rt. Hon. Speaker was elected by the votes of members of the House of Representatives.

here may well be silent supporters and well wishers of the Honourable Speaker from far and near some of whom he may not be aware of.

“Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara does not have a relationship, political or otherwise with formers Governor James Ibori of Delta state to warrant the insinuations in the statement credited to Senator Nwaboshi, and had never had one.”

Budget Padding: Jibrin Writes Buhari, Seeks Probe Of Dogara

Just days after he said he would not return to Nigeria until his safety was guaranteed, the suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the prosecution of the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.

He also wants other principal officers — the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor — who he also accused of padding the 2016 budget arrested and prosecuted along with Dogara.

Jibrin had claimed in July that the four officers padded the budget by over N40bn, excluding other alleged infractions.

He made the allegations soon after he was sacked as the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation for “abusing the 2016 budget.”

Jibrin, an All Progressives Congress lawmaker from Kano State, was later suspended after the House investigated him for “bringing the image of the House to disrepute and public ridicule.”

The lawmaker, who now resides in the United Kingdom, in his latest action, wrote an open letter to Buhari on the alleged budget corruption in the House.

The letter was titled, “Open letter to Mr. President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on budget fraud and corruption in the House of Representatives.”

Therein, Jibrin stated that he wrote Buhari a few weeks earlier, seeking audience with him so as to brief him on the development in the House, but that he received no response or invitation from the Presidency.

Jibrin noted that though Buhari’s busy schedules might have hindered him from seeing him, he also believed that certain “forces” were working to ensure that he never meets with the President.

He said, “I crave the indulgence of your Excellency to pardon me for resorting to an open letter to draw your attention to this matter.

“The need to deal with the matter decisively and the urgency involved necessitated opting for this channel. Besides, I am aware of some powerful forces working behind the scenes in cohort with some members of leadership of the House to ensure that I never get access to you and the matter never sees the light of the day.”

Jibrin admitted that he had been part of the actions and decisions taken in the House, but explained that he became “frustrated” and fed up with the system by opting to speak out.

He said he spoke out because he did not understand how a legislature that was supposed to be fighting corruption was involved with internal corruption.

He recalled how he had petitioned anti-graft agencies and the Department of State Services, but was surprised that none of the principal officers had yet to be arrested.

The letter read further, “Sir, this is an institution that is supposed to support you in fighting corruption.

“You have taken on corruption and corrupt people decisively; the crusade will be incomplete if corrupt elements are allowed to infest the legislative arm, especially the House of Representatives.

“You should by now know that you will never get the required support to fight corruption with Dogara as Speaker of the House and most importantly if reforms are not implemented in the House.

“Your Excellency, let me use this opportunity to inform you that I have challenged my suspension in court because it is unconstitutional and the seat belongs to my constituents, who are proud of my anti-corruption crusade in the House.

“My constituents have also filed a case in court to challenge the suspension. I have also stated clearly that I will never apologise to any member in the House or the House itself, as I did not commit any offence and I will continue to stand by all the allegations I raised.”

Jibrin claimed that the principal officers were doing everything within their powers to suppress the issue, including seizing opportunities to “blackmail” Buhari by declining to approve requests he might send to the National Assembly.

Besides the prosecution of the principal officers, the suspended member called for an end to the allowances regime in the House, “publish all entitlements of members; stop budget fraud; disclose internal budget of the House; open up finances of the House for external audit; implement e-parliament; activate electronic voting and attendance system; introduce individual members’ and standing committees’ performance template…”

He also said the N40bn should be returned to the N100bn sub-head for zonal intervention projects in the budget, while the projects listed against the principal officers should not be implemented.

Budget Padding: Jibrin Challenges Suspension In New Suit

Former Chairman, Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin has challenged his suspension from participating in the House’s activities for 180 days.
The legislator, who was recently suspended following his disagreement with the House’s leadership over alleged fraudulent conduct, including padding of the last national budget, is seeking N1billion damages against the defendants in a fresh suit he filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Jibrin, in the suit with House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Clerk and others as defendants, wants the court to declare among others, that his suspension amounted to a violation of his fundamental human right to freedom of expression.
He equally wants a declaration that the resolution passed by the House, suspending him, was in breach of the provisions of Section 68 of the 1999 Constitution.
Jibrin wants an order of injunction restraining the House from preventing him from participating in its activities, including those of its Committees, or accessing the legislative chambers to perform his legislative duties.
He seeks an order for the award of N1 billion against the defendants as punitive and general damages for his unlawful suspension.
Justice John Tsosho, to who the case is assigned, has fixed hearing for November 22.
Meanwhile, Jibrin withdrew yesterday, an earlier suit he filed before before his suspension.
He had sought to restrain the House of Reps and its leadership from giving effect to the threat to suspend him.
Yesterday, Jibrin’s lawyer, Chukwuma Nwachukwu applied to withdraw the earlier case on the ground that it has been overtaken by event.
Although defendants’ lawyer, Kalu Onuoha demanded for cost from the plaintiff, Justice Tsoho struck out the suit, but declined Onuoha’s request for cost.

Gbajabiamila Describes Jibrin’s Suspension As Unconstitutional

In an interview with Thisday newspaper, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, said he considers the suspension of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin by the House for a period of 180 legislative days as unconstitutional and a breach of the rights of his constituency to have representation in the lower chamber.
“Personally, I would have preferred that the matter be dealt with, in a more transparent manner, or for that matter, not even dealt with at all. I made this clear when we had our last principal officer’s meeting, and gave my reasons for this. Sometimes silence is golden, and you can take the moral high ground and just leave this alone,” he said.
He however said his argument against the suspension was not carried because it contended with the need for a clear message to be sent to other members, that there are laid down procedures to follow, when a member is aggrieved.

“The fear of other principal officers, was that, if this message was not sent, a bad precedent would have been set, and there would be no basis for disciplining any member, in the future,” he said.
The majority leader who said he was not at the plenary during the vote for the suspension because he was at the clerk’s office with the speaker requesting for another approach.
Below is Gbajabiamila’s position on the suspension:
“My concern on the suspension, is the same that I always had, even when Dino Melaye and others, were suspended in the 6th Assembly. More so, as this was a one year suspension. Now what is this concern? I find it difficult as a Constitutional Lawyer, to accept that our rules can actually pass constitutional muster, if put to test.

“If you suspend a member for a year, you are effectively suspending his constituency and the people he represents, from participation in participatory democracy. This, in my own personal opinion, violates the constitution which delineates the country into Federal Constituencies for effective representation, at the centre.
“For every constituency, it is a right to be represented in the national assembly, not a privilege that can be taken away. The constitution says clearly that, all Federal Constituencies must be represented for 4 years, and lists, I believe, only 1 or 2 circumstances under which such a constituency can be unrepresented. e.g. by process of recall etc. Even at that, the vacancy is to be filled immediately.
“Our constitution does not envisage a situation where a Federal Constituency is unrepresented or underrepresented. If, for instance, an issue comes up in a member’s constituency, that requires federal attention or legislative address, who do they go to? We cannot take away a mandate, given by the people or short change a constituency. In law, the seat of a representative is held in trust for the constituency. It is an in rem matter, not a personam matter. This is why when a member gets up to speak, he goes through the formality of announcing his name and the constituency he represents. In fact, in other democracies and Legislatures, when a Speaker wants to recognise a Representative to speak, he addresses him or her not even by name, but as for instance, “the gentleman from so so constituency”. That is the pre-eminence given to a constituency in a democratic setting. So it is not about Honourable Jibrin, it is about Beweji Constituency.
“I do not stand in the gap for Jibrin, nor is this in any way a defence on his behalf. You may not know this, but Jibrin and I stopped relating as friends and colleagues, since March or thereabout. However, I am not one to shy away from the truth and the rule of law. I believe that there are other ways that would be constitutional, if the House wants to discipline any member.
“On whether this was contempt of court, I believe that you are speaking about the Federal High Court decision in the Melaye case, when the Court said that the House lacked the powers to suspend the members. I do not remember the basis upon which the Court made its decision, but I will definitely look at it again. I suspect it was on the basis of fair hearing, as provided in the Constitution.”

Jibrin Gives Lawmakers Three Days To Return Illegal Allowances

A former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has given his colleagues in the lower legislative chamber three days to return all questionable allowances they have allegedly being collecting.

Jibrin, in a statement issued yesterday, warned that those who refused to heed his warning should be prepared to face the consequences because he will soon publish details of how such officials perpetrated the fraud.

The Kano lawmaker’s warning is coming on the day the House sealed off his office following his suspension for breaching the privileges of members and failing to appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges investigating his allegation of budget padding against the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers.

The former Appropriations chairman advised his colleagues to individually approach the appropriate authority and make arrangement on how to return the excess allowances to government coffers.

“I have written to the Clerk of the National Assembly to stand by in anticipation.

“In the face of the revenue challenges and biting hardship the country is currently facing, there is no better time the country needs such money than now,” he said.

The lawmaker disclosed that he resolved to take the action after receiving numerous enquiries on the need for him to back his allegations against the leadership of the House with evidence.

“I have come under intense public scrutiny and pressure to prove that there exists systemic corruption in the House,” he noted.

Jibrin had accused the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of padding the 2016 budget to the tune of over N40bn .

House Of Reps Suspends Jibrin Over 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.

The House also barred Jibrin from holding positions of responsibility till the end of the 8th Assembly.

This was contained in a report submitted by the Committee on Ethics and Privileges through 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 to the tune of over N40bn.

The lawmaker from Kano had made the allegation while the House was on recess.

Upon resumption, the House referred the allegation to the Ethics and Privileges committee for further investigation, however, he refused to appear before the committee.

The embattled lawmaker failed to appear before the Ethics and Privileges committee where he had been invited to answer to an allegation that he breached the privileges of members.

The Hon. Ossai-led committee was particularly asked to look into various allegations preferred against the Speaker of the House of Representatives and other principal officers of the House relating to the alleged budget padding.

The committee however said Jibrin refused to appear before it and rather, he elected to granting series of press interviews and making spurious comments against the leadership of the House.

According to the report, Jibrin specifically objected to the Chairmanship of Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai and Membership of Hon. Herme Hembe from Benue State; hence his refusal to show up at the committee.

Following the motion for the consideration of the report moved by Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai and seconded by Hon. Orker Jev Orker, the House on Wednesday resolved that the actions of Jibrin contravened Order 6, rules 1-4 of the House Standing Order and Chapter 9, paragraph 3 of the Code of Conduct rules of the House.

House Scandal: Jibrin Meets Sagay Committee, Insists Dogara, Others Must Go

A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, met with the Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption in Abuja on Wednesday.

Jibrin emerged from the meeting which took place at the secretariat of the PACAC at the Phase 1 of the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, at about 2.49pm on Wednesday, renewing his call for the removal of th Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers, over the budget padding scam rocking the lower legislative chamber.

Jibrin, who was sacked as the Chairman House Committee on Appropriation for “abusing” the 2016 budget, had earlier petitioned PACAC, the police and anti-corruption agencies including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, accusing Dogara, the Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor of padding the budget by over N40bn.

Jibrin met with members of PACAC for about four hours on Wednesday following an invitation by the committee.

It was learnt that Jibrin responded to a lot of questions from the committee members and taken through some documents he submitted along with his petition, during the meeting.

Executive Secretary of PACAC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, confirmed to our correspondent after the meeting with Jibrin that the committee had started considering the petitioner’s submissions and documents.

“What I can tell you now is that we are still meeting on the issue. It is difficult to tell you the outcome or what line of action we are taking next.

“It will be pre-emptive to say anything at this stage,” Owasanoye said.

Fielding questions from journalists after meeting with PACAC members, Jibrin described his deliberations with the committee members as fruitful.

He insisted that Dogara and others had been shown to be corrupt and had lost the moral right to remain in office.

He said, “Yes, we still stand by our position, given the gravity of the allegation against the Speaker, Dogara, Lasun, Ado-Doguwa and Leo Ogor, and the fact that they have not responded to any of the allegations till date.

“Some of these allegations are specific allegations that it will be hard for anybody to deny. We had expected that they should do the honourable thing by resigning and submitting themselves for investigation.

“Of course, the Leader of the House (Femi Gbajabiamila) has led by example; he has submitted himself to the police. But the most important thing is that that position has not changed.


EFCC Commences Investigation Into Budget Padding Scandal, Writes NASS Clerk

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written the National Assembly Clerk, Mohammed Sani Omolori, and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning over the budget padding scandal, it was learnt yesterday.

The EFCC, which yesterday began probing the scandal rocking the House of Representatives, asked Omolori and the Permanent Secretary to produce documents on the contracts awarded by the Assembly and the budget.

At a Town hall meeting in Abuja, Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma said the government is not implementing a padded budget.

In the August 3 letter, Omolori was asked to furnish the commission with the details of all contracts awarded and executed by the Assembly from June 2015 to date.

The Permanent Secretary is to provide documents on the budget.

For about four hours yesterday, EFCC grilled former House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin, who blew the scandal open following his removal by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin accused Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun, Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Minority Leader Leo Ogor and nine others of padding the budget with N284 billion.

The commission aslo received a petition demanding the probe of Jibrin and the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons(NCFRIM) for 10 contracts worth N418million, allegedly awarded to firms with links to Jibrin.

The EFCC said it would investigate the petition.

In the letter to Omolori, EFCC demanded a “list of all contracts awarded by the Assembly from June 2015 to date.”

The letter said the Assembly must “provide the beneficiaries of the contracts, the account details into which payments were made, the total amount already paid for each contract as well as the outstanding balances where applicable.”

The EFCC asked the Permanent Secretary to provide it with a “draft copy of the 2016 budget submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari and the final copy returned to the President by the National Assembly.”

A source in the commission said: “Although no timeline was indicated in the two letters, the Clerk and the Permanent Secretary are expected to treat it with dispatch.

“All these documents are vital to the ongoing investigation of all the petitions with us.” Jibrin, who arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 1pm, had a four-hour session with a team raised to probe his petition.

It was gathered that the session was meant to “interact with Jibrin to enable him provide more flesh to his allegations.”

The EFCC source added: “We engaged Jibrin between 1pm and 5pm on the allegations in the petition he filed before this commission including those already in the public domain and the new ones presented to us.

“The allegations include alleged insertions of N40billion projects into the 2016 Budget by the Speaker, padding of the budget with projects worth over N284billion and padding of the budget by some committee chairmen.”

The source listed the new allegations as follows:

Duplication of contracts by Speaker Yakubu Dogara
Renting of Guest Houses for the Speaker at very high rate
Receiving of self-rent by the Speaker and others at inflated cost when they have already got accommodation allowances.
Abuse of office and mismanagement of funds by House leadership.
Udoma said the budget signed by the President was well scrutinised and passed the due process of appropriation at the Assembly before it was assented to in May.

Responding to a question at the meeting, Udoma said: “We did not assent to a padded budget. The budget followed through the various stages of preparation and scrutiny and appropriation before it was signed into law.’’

In the petition against Jibrin, the petitioner, the Anti-Corruption Unit of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), alleged that 10 contracts, amounting to the N418million, were awarded to firms with links to Jibrin.

The unit claimed that the contracts were awarded on September 26, 2014 to five companies with three of the firms located in Suite A47 at EFAB Mall, Area 11 in Abuja.

It alleged that one of the contracts was given to Eleku Construction Limited for “the supply of beans and millets to Kano State.”

The petition said: “No specification of some of the contracts, no completion date, no certification. Efforts to trace some of the projects have been unsuccessful.

“Jibrin was copied all the letters of the award of the contracts. No other member of the House from Kano State, no Senator from Kano State and the governor of the state was not copied.

“We call for the investigation of the culpable of Jibrin and the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRIM).”

When contacted, the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said: “We have commenced investigation into all the petitions submitted to us.”

Budget Padding: Police Panel Re-Invites Hon Jibrin For Questioning

The Police Special Investigation Panel (SIP) has re-invited former House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin for questioning over his petition on alleged padding.
The panel, it was learnt, wants him to clear some grey areas in the petition
Jibrin is expected to appear before the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Amodu Ali-led panel either today or on Monday.
The SIP has shifted the planned interrogation of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun , Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor till after its session with Jibrin.
It was learnt that the panel will communicate a new date to the four principal officers, who were earlier given a date for today.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the panel observed some gaps in Jibrin’s petition.
A top source in the police said: “Having gone through the petition, the panel has discovered that more documents are required to be able to isolate allegations which the four principal officers will respond to.
“The SIP on Thursday (yesterday) invited Jibrin to bring more documents to fill in some gaps in our profiling of his petition.
“We expect Jibrin to be with us either on Friday (today) or on Monday. After getting all documents, we will then formally quiz Jibrin on record.
“We have shifted the interaction with the principal officers until we are done with Jibrin. So, the invitation which they received has been postponed.
“A new date will be communicated to the principal officers.
“If you look at Jibrin’s activities after submitting the petition, he has been making more revelations. New investigative clues have come up from his comments on his tweeter handle and in interviews that granted. We have different figures to investigate which include: N284billion, N90billion, N40billion and N20billion, the amount bandied at various times.
“The list of suspects has also been growing on a daily basis. Jibrin has to appear before the panel to assist it to streamline all the allegations and the suspects.
Jibrin had alleged that about 2,000 projects worth N284billion were “inserted” into the 2016 budget.
He insisted that Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa and Ogor must resign for “unfettered” investigation into the budget scam.
Jibrin said: “I strongly believe with every conviction that in cleaning up the budgeting system and considering what transpired during 2016 budget, which I have all the facts and documents Speaker Dogara, Deputy Speaker Lasun, Whip Doguwa and Minority Leader, Ogor should resign.