Return illegal allowances or face the consequence, Jibrin warns House members


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The embattled lawmaker representing Kano in the Federal House of Assembly, AbdulMumin Jibrin, has given the lawmakers in the House of Representatives a three-day ultimatum to refund all illegal allowances they allocated to themselves.

The suspended lawmaker warned that failure of the lawmakers to do as he said will have a serious repercussion has he is ready to publish the details of all illegal earnings.

Mr. Jibrin in a statement issued on Thursday said he has officially notified the leaders of the House of Assembly to anticipate his actions.

“I have written to the Clerk of the National Assembly to stand by in anticipation,” Mr. Jibrin said.

Jibrin added that it is unjust that lawmakers allocate N10 million illegally to themselves as allowance while the majority of Nigerians face difficulty.

“In the face of the revenue challenges and biting hardship the country is currently facing, there is no better time the country needs such money than now.

“I have come under intense public scrutiny and pressure to prove that there exists systemic corruption in the House,” Mr. Jibrin said.

Mr. Jibrin said he resolved to take this action after receiving numerous inquiries from different corners on the need for him to back his allegations against the House leadership and other lawmakers with evidence.

To return their loot, Mr. Jibrin advised his colleagues to individually approach the appropriate authority and make arrangement on how to pay everything back into the federal purse.

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