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Reps angry with Speaker over injection of N40b projects into budget

14 April 2016, 18:16

Abuja - The controversy over the 2016 budget assumed a rowdy dimension in the House of Representatives with members demanding the resignation of the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The lawmakers are angry that Jibrin influenced the allocation of projects worth N4.169billion to his constituency outside what was budgeted by the Executive.

They were also furious over the allocation of N40billion( at N20b apiece) to those in the leadership of both the Senate and the House.

Also read: Buhari summons Saraki, Dogara over padded 2016 Budget

The federal lawmakers faulted the concession of projects of over N3billion to the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara out of the N20billion for the House leadership.

Members who spoke at Wednesday’s Executive seesion of the House queried why N3billion projects were allocated to the Speaker and why Jibrin favoured his constituency with N4.169billion projects.

Dogara, however, managed to douse the tension by begging members to sheathe their swords.

Source: The Nation

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