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Rowdy session in House of Reps over budget padding

21 September 2016, 16:03

Abuja - The House of Representatives on Wednesday witnessed a rowdy session over budget padding allegation made by the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abbdulmumin Jibrin against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three others, reports Channels TV.

Trouble started when Emmanuel Oker-Jev, House Rules and Business Chairman, moved a motion for the House to address alleged breach of House ethics by Jibrin.

But another lawmaker from Kano, Aliyu Madaki, expressed reservations about the motion and submitted that the entire leadership of the House should resign in the wake of the scandal. 

Madaki’s interjection according to Premium Times was in turn interrupted by lawmakers loyal to Dogara, who chanted “Dogara! Dogara! Dogara!” 

Throughout the deliberations, Jibrin kept his cool but later walked out, also without raising any issues. 

Also read: Budget padding scandal: Plot to impeach Dogara thickens

However, in a unanimous decision, the House agreed that the Ethics Committee should commence immediate investigation of Jibrin for “misconduct and heaping allegations of budget padding on the House”.

- News 24


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