Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdumumin Jibrin on Friday, August 26, accused the Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun and eight other principal officers of gulping over N10 billion controversial allowances at different times.
– Embattled Kano lawmaker, Abdumumin Jibrin says that the Speaker, Yakubu Dogar, and 9 other principal officers gulp over N10 billion on allowances
– Jibrin says the social, political and economic problems of the country’s emanated from the House
According to him, Dogara who was first elected in 2007 has so far collected N1.5 billion as running cost.
He also disclosed that the Majority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Speaker and the Chief Whip, have so far received N1.2 billion, N800 million and N1.2 million respectively, while others also received similar amounts.
Alhassan Doguwa has been in the House from 2003 to date, he has received about N1.2 billion,” he said.
Abdulmumini added that; “the Deputy Whip Pally Iriase has been in the house from 2011 to date, he has received N700 million. Minority Leader Leo Ogor has been in the House from 2007 to date, he has received N1.2 billion. Deputy Minority Leader Barde has been in the House from 2011 to date, he has received N700 million. Minority Whip Chuma has been in the House from 2007 to date, he has received N800 million. And finally, Deputy Minority Whip Binta has been in the House from 2011 to date, she has received N700 million.”
“So in between these 10 Principal Officers, the country has pumped about 10 billion naira – and still counting. As I have mentioned earlier, in most cases with few exceptions, these funds are diverted for personal use,” he said.
“As I have mentioned earlier, in most cases with few exceptions, these funds are diverted for personal use. I will provide further break down of these figures in due course. I will also provide 50 additional names of members with worst cases of diversion of such funds in due course so we can name and shame them.”
“The way the allowances of members is currently structured can not pass the integrity test of any of the aforesaid. The issue of allowances of Members of the House is another systemic corruption.
Jibrin recently pleaded with anybody who has a university teaching job offer within Abuja to take him on because he wants to become a lecturer now.
The Kano lawmaker in another series of tweets on Wednesday, August 24 said he is ready to start the job immediately if given the opportunity.