Jibrin: Reps lifts suspension ban on lawmaker

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Lawmakers in Nigeria's House of Representatives have recalled a former chairman of the House committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

Sundiata Post recall that Jibrin was suspended for 180 days on September 28, 2016 after the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges considered his case and made recommendations to the House which were adopted.

Jibrin was suspended over allegations leveled against Speaker Yakubu Dogara on the alleged insertion of a N40 billion project into the 2016 budget, along with four other principal officers allegedly involved in the insertion of projects worth over N200 billion.

The committee which also recommended that Jibrin will not hold any position of leadership for the span of the 8th National Assembly, further demanded an apology to the House upon which it will lift the suspension.

But the House stood its grounds on the matter.

This followed a letter of apology signed by Jibrin which was presented by the Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara, at the plenary on Tuesday.

Dogara however left a caveat, saying "unless there are new developments".

Representative Jibrin who represents Bebeji/Kiru federal Constituency of Kano State had vowed not to apologise following his suspension on the twenty sixteen budget.

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