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Jibril To Dogara: Tell Nigerians How You Diverted FG Water Project To Your Farm

Posted: Jul 29, 2016 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ahmed Musa


Abuja – The sacked chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has continued in his onslaught against the House Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, making further weighty allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of funds.

Jibrin, who took to his twitter handle on Thursday, demonstrated his resolve to see the speaker and the other accused principal officers removed, saying that he would recommend radical reforms in the National Assembly as soon as new presiding officers step in as replacement for the accused principal officers.

He said: “Good morning fellow Nigerians, every day I will give additional allegation against Mr. Speaker & the 3 others until the law catches up with them”.

“Allegation No.21 to Mr. Speaker: why did you fraudulently divert a Federeal Government water project to your farm in Nasarawa and how are you funding the farm?

“When a new speaker emerges and the other principal officers replaced, I will write to the presiding officers of both chambers to commence a radical internal reform in the entire National Assembly beyond budget to cover performance assessment, running cost and allowances, investigations etc”, he said.

He added that if the reform so done on the National Assembly is not made public latest by December, he “shall” take it up and lay before the general public even if he is alone?.

Jibrin noted that the idea is to do a cleanup that would flush out corruption and corrupt members so that in 2019 only corrupt-free people who want to serve will come in?.

“God Almighty knows I am not perfect but as I approach 40 years in September, I have always wondered what is it that I can live and die for?

“On one hand, I settled for aggressive rural agriculture with emphasis on migrating our farmers from subsistence to commercial farming”, he said.

The lawmaker who called himself “a product of the establishment” said he wants to use the opportunities provided by the crisis to become a better person as he turns 40 in a few months.

“I woke up midnight yesterday to pray and suddenly realised I have become an accidental activist. This is noble and there is no going back!

“I’m a product of the establishment but something in me has never been comfortable. I am so glad that by September 9th my 40th birthday/everybody would have known where I stand for the rest of my life; rural agriculture & amp; fight against corruption especially in the NASS?”, he twitted.

Meanwhile, Gombe State caucus of the House of Representatives on Thursday threw its weight behind the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his co-accused principal officers in the ongoing controversy of corruption and abuse of office.

The caucus led by Hon. Ali Issa ?at a press briefing in Abuja described Hon. Jibrin’s allegations against the accused principal officers as campaign of calumny, designed to bring the House leadership to disrepute.

He said: “Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing campaign of calumny embarked on by Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin against the leadership of the House of Representatives, and against the House of Representatives in general. Most definitely, the House has enjoyed considerable peace and stability under the able leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, but it seems some persons, both within and outside the House, are bent on scuttling this atmosphere of peace engendered by our amiable Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

“We of the Gombe State caucus of the House of Representatives wish to categorically and publicly declare that we are not part of any evil group trying to cause disaffection and instability in the House of Representatives, and we in like manner dissociate ourselves from any conspiracy and attack against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the entire leadership of the House”, the caucus said.