Budget Padding Scandal Dogara collects N25m from Reps coffers monthly - Jibrin

The lawmaker also alleged that Dogara used proceeds of his fraudulent practises  to expand his farm in Nasarawa state.

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin

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The budget padding scandal has assumed a new twist, as the former chairman of the House of Reps appropriation committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has opened a whole new can of worms.

Jibrin accused the Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara of taking N25m monthly from the coffers of the House for his personal use.

He said “Let me make further revelations here. In addition to the allegations I already made, the anti-corruption agencies should ask Speaker Dogara why on earth he collects 25million naira every month just to spend it the way he wants.”

The lawmaker also alleged that Dogara used proceeds of his fraudulent practises  to expand his farm in Nasarawa state.

The former chairman also said “They should also ask him to provide proof of how he is funding his farm in Nasarawa State which was just few hectares six months ago and now miraculously expands to about 100 hectares with new buildings and state-of-the-art equipment worth millions as well as the mansion he has suddenly built in Wuse II within six months.”

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Jibrin also vowed not to withdraw the corruption charges which he levelled against Dogara.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara said he committed no crime, adding that budget padding is not an offence.

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