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Jibrin appears before Sagay’s panel on corruption


Abdulmumin Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin

Sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Dr. Abdulmumini Jibrin met yesterday with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) led by Professor Itse Sagay.

The parley, which lasted for about four hours, took place at the national secretariat, Abuja.

Jibrin, who fielded questions from reporters after the parley, remarked that his appearance before members of the committee was aimed at ensuring that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of the lower legislative chamber are brought before the law court to defend allegations of misconduct made against them.

Restating his call on the principal officers to step aside until they clear their names, he explained that his crusade was aimed at starting a reform of the National Assembly .

He also expressed readiness to face trial against any allegation of corruption levelled against him from any quarters.

He explained: “The fact that I am raising allegations against Mr. Speaker and members of the House of Representatives does not in any way confer any immunity on me. I have also said that anybody who has anything against me should forward it to the anti-graft agency.

He however, said no any member of the House of Representatives has signed a petition against him nor submit same to anti-graft agencies.

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  • Fred Chigozie

    Sagay’s committee is now a legal panel. Niger and abuse of power and privileges.

    • Kunle Adegboye

      Sagay committee is to make recommendations to government, not a legal panel.

  • abiamone

    Jubrin looks like the sort of man who can fight corruption in Nigeria. For anybody to effectively tackle this monster, the person must start from themselves, i.e. ask Nigerians or the courts to probe them first, or offer sincere apologies for the wrongs of the past.