Sacked Chairman of the House of Representatives board of trustees on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has discharged another announcement unveiling how Speaker Yakubu Dogara, House pioneer Femi Gbajabiamila and other people who have been in the House of Reps before this present organization have gotten well over N 10 billion in recompenses.
As per him, the remittances should be what is alluded to as “office running expense” yet the legislators change over it into individual assets which they use to purchase decision houses and autos and live sumptuous way of life which they couldn’t bear the cost of before they came into the green chamber. He says if the 10 Principal Officers of the House of Representatives are named and disgraced, it will constrain change in the House of Representatives. He demands that the House of Representatives is very required in sharp practices. Perused his announcement underneath
In accordance with my resolve to keep on exposing individual and systemic debasement in the House of Representatives, I will today initiate the exposure of what numerous Nigerians accept is verging on difficult to uncover or are not by any means mindful of – the remittances of Members of the House.
Review that in the most recent one month, I have uncovered 2016 spending extortion executed by Speaker Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa and Ogor. I have additionally uncovered the bungle and non-revelation of the inside spending plan of the House, pretty much as I uncovered some other fake exercises executed by Speaker Dogara and 9 different individuals. All these are in various phases of examination.
I have offered to remain as observer against these degenerate individuals and keep on cooperating with the counter debasement organizations. I have done my part, and left the rest to the counter debasement offices, the legal and Nigerians. After the stipends issue, the following confession will dig into investigative hearings and oversight exercises.
My resolve to open up on the disputable recompenses ought to be enlightening to every one of the individuals who think I am just out to get Speaker Dogara out of his seat. In the event that that is my central goal, I will not go into the issue of remittances, which is the main perspective that joins the whole House.
I have said it over and over that this activism has been running in my blood, and fortunately the aftermath of the 2016 spending plan turned into the trigger and furnished me with the right road. I generally take comfort in the way that family will judge Members of the House as well as our pioneers and Nigerians in general on how they bolster or restrict Speaker Dogara and the other charged Principal Officers’ covetous move to clutch power notwithstanding these mounting allegations.
However, in the event that individuals from the House Nigerians still feel at home with Dogara, a degenerate number 4 subject, regardless of the mind-boggling affirmations against him and his pack, so be it! In the event that my partners bolstered Speaker Dogara, I wish them safe excursion. In any case, be rest guaranteed that in this battle, I should proceed alone!
Numerous noticeable Nigerians have drawn closer me in the previous couple of weeks and I required significant investment to disclose my central goal to them. Whether they are persuaded or not, I am not certain. All I know too well is that none of them, subsequent to listening to me, demanded that I drop this line of activity. I have said it again and again that I will proceed with this hostile to debasement campaign to wipe out defilement in the House and trigger inward changes so Nigerians can have the perfect delegates they long for.
The basic of having a degenerate free House of Representatives can’t be over-accentuated. It is just when the Legislature accompanies virtue that compelling oversight will be done and investigative hearing to uncover misrepresentation and defilement can be embraced. At the point when the House is degenerate, it influences the entire nation on the grounds that the House of Representatives is the biggest representation of Nigerians. This must be the beginning stage of the battle against debasement. I set out say the foundation of our monetary, political and social issues as a nation lies in the House. No measure of monetary technique will succeed in this nation on the off chance that we don’t assemble hands and definitively manage defilement in the House.
The important impact of managing debasement in the House, particularly the recompenses issue, will inflict significant damage on even races. Competitors more often than not spend so much cash trusting that they can recover from the immense stipends they will get when chosen into House. When you realize that there is no such cash in the House to be shared, I am certain no one will need to put in so much cash just to win a race to the House. The resultant impact will be that exclusive individuals who genuinely need to serve will compete for the workplace, and voters will be obliged to vote as indicated by the direct of their inner voice. This is only one preferred standpoint.
Presently we go to the essence of the matter. It ought to be noted, in any case, that cash is voted as “running expense” to individuals separated from pay rates. You needn’t bother with an educator or a board of trustees of technocrats to let you know what is sensible as running expense for individual from the House furthermore how the cash ought to be regulated and who ought to be the beneficiary of the cash.
The way the recompenses of individuals is presently organized can not breeze through the respectability trial of any of the previously mentioned. The issue of remittances of Members of the House is another systemic defilement. Since you can not manage the cost of the systemic stun in the event that you go hard and fast and capture 200 to 300 individuals on the double, what you do is to manage the issues in stages.
Today, I will begin with the 10 Principal Officers of the House of Representatives. In the event that simply these 10 are named and disgraced it will constrain change in the House. I will accordingly give what every one of them had gathered as “office running expense” in their whole stay in the House. In the event that any of them question my figure, he or she ought not make a dramatization out of it but rather just essentially tell the nation the amount he or she has gathered.
Running expense is a cash gathered by numerous individuals (with a couple exemption) and utilized as individual assets. No all the more, no less – case shut! The vast majority of these individuals use it to gain properties, autos and carry on with an existence of extravagance they never lived going to the House. In spite of the fact that there exist frameworks for retirement of such cash yet a basic examination by an elementary school student will uncover the enormous misrepresentation in that.
From calculation of different sub heads of remittances of the House, Speaker Yakubu Dogara has been in the House from 2007 to date. He has gotten around 1.5billion naira. Agent Speaker Yusuf Lasun has been in the house from 2011 to date. He has gotten around 800million naira. House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila has been in the House from 2003 to date. He has gotten around 1.2billion naira. Delegate House Leader Buba has been in the House from 2007 to date. He got around 1.2billion naira. Whip Alhassan Doguwa has been in the House from 2003 to date. He has gotten around 1.2 billion naira. Agent Whip Pally Iriase has been in the house from 2011 to date. He has gotten 700 million naira. Minority Leader Leo Ogor has been in the House from 2007 to date. He has gotten 1.2 billion naira. Delegate Minority Leader Barde has been in the House from 2011 to date. He has gotten 700 million naira. Minority Whip Chuma has been in the House from 2007 to date. He had gotten 800 million naira. Lastly, Deputy Minority Whip Binta has been in the House from 2011 to date. She has gotten 700 million naira.
So in the middle of these 10 Principal Officers, the nation has pumped around 10 billion naira – and as yet checking! As I have said before, much of the time with couple of special cases, these assets are occupied for individual use. I will give further separate of these figures at the appointed time. I will likewise give 50 extra names of individuals with most pessimistic scenarios of redirection of such supports at the appointed time so we can name and disgrace them.
As we proceed with this battle to wipe out debasement and reestablish rational soundness in the House of Representatives, I will keep on urging Nigerians to stay cautious as these degenerate components can go to any length to change the portrayal and sidestep equity.