Reps suspend Jibrin for 180 legislative days, trouble looms
The House of Representatives has suspended the embattled former Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin for 180 legislative days. This means that Jibrin cannot participate in legislative activity for 180 days, a little above one calendar year as the House does not sit every day.
Jibrin, who refused to appear before the House Ethics Committee constituted to investigate his allegation, had earlier boasted that he could not be suspended from the House.
The suspension may kick up rumpus in the House as members loyal to the Jibrin cause may spoil for action in the coming days. Some members have called for external investigation of the allegation of padding in which Jibrin accused the leadership of the House of inserting line items worth huge sums of money into the budget after the House had okayed it and just before it was transmitted to the President for accent.