Embattled former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has released the names of 50 members of the House whom he alleged were involved in running cost allowances fraud.
In a series of tweets Thursday evening, Jibrin said: “I have forwarded to the Anti-graft agencies first batch of 50 members of the House that are involved in running cost allowances fraud.
The principal officers of the House were on the list. They are: Speaker Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun; Whip Alhassan Doguwa; Minority Leader, Leo Ogor.
Jibrin also listed the following as part of the first batch: “Hon Herma Hembe, Hon Jagaba Adams, Hon Timothy Golu, Hon Yunusa Abubakar, Hon Mukaila O Kazzim, Hon Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, Hon Osai Nicolas among others”
“I will be sending the names in batches of 50 until the list is exhausted to make the job easier for the anti-graft agencies”, he said.
Jibrin, who was last week suspended for 180 legislative sittings by the House, also asked the Minister of Finance, Accountant General of the Federation, Attorney General of the Federation and Clerk of NASS, “to stop with immediate effect further payments of running cost of Members of House of Reps”, adding that “as an insider, I know that such money have been and are diverted into private pockets.
He added: “I am also calling on Nigerians, companies, ministries, departments and agencies to shun invitations from the House of Representative until the House allows for a transparent investigation of individual and systemic corruption in collaboration withexternal investigations and commence a wide ranging reforms to restore the battered image of the House and strengthen it to effectively discharge its mandates.
“Why did you think the House could not do anything to Diezani Allison-Madueke during the 7th Assembly when she shunned & dared the House?
“In due course I will narrate story of how she met a senior member of the body of Principal Officers of the 7th Assembly in the Aso drive residence of a Lebanese business man, the deal that was struck and allegations of bribes and its negative consequences on the House”.
He also said that he was ready to go any length to prove that his allegations are true
“I wish to call on the FedGovt to make me face the harshest penalty prescribed by our laws if my allegations are found to be false”, he concluded.