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House Leadership Fires Back, Reveals Jibrin’s Alleged N250bn Scam

Posted: Jul 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, has said that Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, former chairman of the  House appropriation committee, might be made to face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over his handling of the 2016 budget in his capacity as chairman of finance committee of the lower chamber.

Namdas, in a briefing with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, claimed that Jibrin was responsible for the late passage of the 2016 budget as he made failed attempts to insert projects worth over N250 billion in the budget.

According to him, a number of government agencies had sent complaints to the House about Jibrin’s conditions to them before approving their budget as well as ignoring members of the House in the budget oversight process.

“The Leadership was also in receipt of complaints about his activities as chair of Finance Committee in the 7th Assembly, which had potentials to embarrass the House. Investigations found that, from 2011 to 2015, Hon. Abdulmumin domiciled with Hadejia-Jama’are River Basin Authority and few other MDAs some of the allocations meant for his former Finance Committee members.

“He was alleged to have aided the use of front companies that collected funds without executing most of the projects. The projects have been compiled and will be referred to the anti-graft agencies to establish why the projects were fully paid for and not executed, who collected the funds and why has Hon. Abdulmumin not raised any alarm about the non-execution of the projects even now?” said the spokesman of the House.

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