Abuja - The Save Nigeria Anti-Corruption
Initiative (SNAI) has called for the resignation of Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, over the controversy surrounding the Nigeria
2016 Appropriation bill.
He has been called to resign alongside Abdulmumin Jibril,
Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation after the bill was said to be
manipulated in the National Assembly.
Olufemi Lawson SNAI, Executive Director, said it is
“saddening” that members of the House of Representatives were now blaming the
Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin for
tampering with the budget.
“This is in tandem with our independent investigation
which shows, that most of the projects used in altering the content of the 2016
Budget were those in the constituency's of Honourable Jibril, Speaker Dogara
and their accomplices,” said Lawson.
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“Going by the recent revelations, there is no doubt that
Speaker Dogara, actively collaborated with Hon. Jibrin, whose Committee was
majorly responsible for the entire process owning to the complacent nature of
the Chairman and members of the same Committee at the upper chamber of the
National Assembly, the Senate.”
Lawson said Dogara and Jibrin had been “found guilty in
the court of public opinion.”
“To this end, to salvage what is left of the act of
sabotage, unpatriotic tendency and blatant abuse of priviledge, we demand an
immediate resignation of the speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu
Dogara and the removal of Jubrin as chairman of the house committee on
President Muhammadu Buhari had not signed the 2016
Appropriation bill into law following the latest controversy.
It emerged the , the National Assembly had removed
entirely or reduced the costs of some of the key projects in the budget
proposals, hence Lawson called for the resignation of the duo.
“Our nation cannot afford these light handed
individuals as leaders else our future be collectively doomed.”
- CAJ News