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Budget Padding Scandal EFCC grills Jibrin over allegations against Dogara

According to an EFCC source, Jibrin promised to provide more documents to back his allegations.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, grilled the former Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin for several hours.

Jibrin was invited by the anti-graft agency over a petition which he submitted.

The former chairman accused the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the Green Chambers of budget padding.

According to an EFCC source, Jibrin promised to provide more documents to back his allegations.

The source also told Punch that  “Jibrin came to our office to honour an invitation. His petition was voluminous and we needed clarification. He submitted more documents before leaving. We told him that we could call him again at any time.

“Based on the allegations and documents he submitted, we will invite other lawmakers, especially Dogara, and members of the appropriations committee.”

Jibrin also called for a thorough probe into his allegations of budget padding by Dogara and other principal officers of the House.

He said “Now that I have exposed the fact that Speaker Dogara and the three others have padded the budget, padding is no longer an offence. Shame!

“There is massive individual and institutional corruption in the House of Representatives. All Nigerians have a responsibility to avail themselves of this rare opportunity to flush out corruption in the House.’’

Meanwhile, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na'Abba, has called for proper investigation of the role played by officials in the executive arm in the current budget padding controversy.

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