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EFCC goes after Senate Committee over budget padding

09 August 2016, 06:34

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set its sights on the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

According to a Naij report, the anti-graft agency has begun an investigation into the alleged padding of the 2016 national budget in line with allegations detailed in a petition signed by Honourable Jibrin Abdulmumin, ex-House of Representatives Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations.

Also read: Reps group demand investigation of Dogara, Jibrin, others by EFCC

Jibrin has earlier accused Dogara and other officers of the House of padding the budget between him and leadership of the house, Vanguard reports.

The sacked chairman had submitted his petition against Dogara on August 1, with the All Progressives Congress (APC) having requested that Jibrin stop issuing public statements regarding the padding of the budget.

Read more at Naij

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