Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, said he disclosed significant details of the corruption allegation he leveled against the speaker, Yakubu Dogara and principal officers of the House of Representatives when he met with Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption over the budget padding allegation against principal officers of the House.
The former Appropriation Committee chairman reiterated his commitment to ensure that justice prevailed over the matter while maintaining a firm position against corruption.
“Most importantly, I am committed to ensuring that a very comprehensive reform is carried out in the House of Representatives to clean up the budgeting system and sanitise other activities of the House in terms of oversight and investigation.
“Beyond the House, the country will be the biggest beneficiary and the winner at the end of the day,’’ Jibrin said.
The former committee chairman on appropriation reiterated his call for Dogara’s resignation, stating that would make way for the appointment of an independent investigator to look into all the allegations.
“Of course the Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila has led by example by submitting himself to the police for investigation.
“I want Nigerians to understand that the whole thing is not only about Dogara, it is about changing the system and reforming the House of Representatives.
“If some members of the House or Nigerians feel that Dogara should continue to call himself the number four citizen of this country, so be it.
“I have done my own part, I have exposed corruption, I have submitted petitions to the anti-corruption agencies and have done other things within my control and in the control of other members of the national assembly that believes in this course.
“We would continue to do all that we can to ensure that justice prevails in this matter involving Speaker Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yussuff Lasun and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor,’’ he added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)