Jibrin Confesses: I received N650m illegal allowance, Dogara & Others got Billions

 The heat is still coming from Abdulmumin Jibrin, the Kano lawmaker at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal. He has confessed that he was also a beneficiary of a questionable office maintenance allowance for members of the House of Representatives, running into Billions.

Details of Jibrin’s confession:
The 10 principal officers who allegedly received billions in running cost allowance include Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, who allegedly got the largest share of N1.5 billion, Jibrin said.

Others are Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, N800 million; Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, N1.2 billion; his deputy, Buba Jibril, N1.2 billion; House Whip, Alhassan Doguwa, N1.2 billion; and his deputy, Pally Iriase, N700 million.

The rest are Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, N1.2 billion, his deputy, Chukwuka Onyema: N800 million, Minority Whip, Yakubu Barde, N700 million and his deputy, Binta Bello, N700 million.

Jibrin said he regretted taking the loot, and that he would explain how he used his ill-gotten N650m.

“I have records of how I spent every penny that I have taken. In fact, it has been published in a 150-page book,” Jibrin said. “However, I have never been comfortable with the money! Thank God the wasteful allowances regime has reached its Waterloo! The country and House will be better off!”