Budget Padding: Jibrin Shuns House Cmmte’s Probe

By Oladehinde Kehinde

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of House of Representatives on Appropriation, has shunned the ethics and privileges committee investigating claims of alleged breach. Jibrin had accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy Speaker Yussuf Lasun; Minority Leader Leo Ogor and Chief Whip Doguwa of padding the 2016 budget. The House of Representatives Wednesday resolved Jibrin’s accusation had brought it odium, thereby directing he be investigated by the ethics and privileges committee.

But, against the expectation of the committee members, Jibrin didn’t show up at the hearing holding Friday.

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