Embattled lawmaker representing Kiru-Bebeji Federal Constituency, Kano State within the Home of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara of mendacity that autos purchased for lawmakers had been meant for oversight actions.
Jibrin, who’s on suspension by the Home, in a press release on Saturday night time, mentioned, “I adopted with eager curiosity the condemnation by Nigerians of the acquisition of vehicles for members of the Home of Representatives by Speaker Dogara at such a tough interval of recession and the reckless and insensitive justification of such a monumental waste by the Speaker.
“It’s an outright lie that the vehicles are wanted for oversight as over eighty per cent of oversight actions of the Home of Representatives are carried out in Abuja and in nearly all situations, it’s the MDAs that prepare buses to convey members from the premises of the Home to the respective MDAs.”
He added, “Even when we assume that the vehicles are wanted, it’s unfair and fraudulent to additional put extra N4bn into such wasteful enterprise, whereas on the identical time members pocket about N10m month-to-month, an quantity many members use to sponsor their lavish existence and purchase many unique automobiles for his or her non-public use.
“Regardless of the month-to-month allowances and the purchases of those new vehicles, a particular automotive allowance is but once more been organized for members. The final I do know earlier than my unlawful suspension was that the difficulty of one other separate automobile allowance remained an impressive entitlement of members with the Speaker giving steady assurances to members that it could be paid.”
In response to the lawmaker, the sum of money used to buy the vehicles may have been used to cater for hospitals, colleges, IDP camps, water provide, meals manufacturing, fee to native contractors and help programme for ladies and youths.
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