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2016 Budget Padding: Dogara Sacks Jibrin After Meetings With Buhari

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Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has relieved the

Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin of his

position.
Sources informed Pointblanknews.com that the decision was reached after

several meetings between the Speaker and President Mohammadu Buhari over

the 2016 Budget padding fraud.
According to sources, Rep. Jubril and some other unnamed persons in

Government were linked with the padding of the 2016 Budget.

Pointblanknews.com gathered that during several meetings with the

President, Dogara was presented with details of how the Budget was padded

by lawmakers and some Government officials.
The Speaker, sources hinted, pleaded with the President and promised to

handle the situation.
Dogara thereafter informed Rep. Jibrin of the outcome of his meetings with

the President and ask that he resign from his position as Chairman of the

Appropriation Committee.
But Jibrin claim in a press statement that he was not sacked but rather

resigned honorably to “let peace reign.”

His Press Release reads:
Abdulmumin Jibrin Steps Down As Chairman Of House Committee on Appropriation

Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin today announced his decision to step down as

the Chairman of the House of RepresentativesCommittee on Appropriation

after just nine months in the role.
Jibrin who made this decision known personally via his Twitter handle

@AbdulABMJ said he stepped down to let peace reign in the best interest of

the House and the country at large.
“Today,I stepped down as the Chairman of the House Committee on

Appropriation.
This was done in the best interest of the House and the country at large,

in order to let peace reign. It has been a rare privilege to serve first

as the Chairman House Committee on Finance and until now as Chairman of

the Appropriation Committee.”Jibrin stated on social media.

Jibrin who was also Chairman of the House Committee on Finance in the 7th

National Assembly expressed his profound appreciation to the Speaker and

his colleagues in the House.
He also cautioned some elements in the media who have made his decision to

step down a narrative of being sacked based on the illusions of their

creation.
While congratulating his successor, Hon, Mustapha Dawaki, Jibrin said he

will continue to serve his people and the country in his capacity as a

member of the House of Representatives.
The Kano State lawmaker who is currently serving his second term in the

House clinched the chairmanship of the Committeeon Appropriation in

October 2015 after withdrawing from the race for Speaker tothrow his

support behind the eventual winner, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin is seen as one of the most vocal and vibrant members of the House

and there is no doubt that his resignation willleave a huge gap in

Dogara's camp and weaken his leadership within the House.

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