– Embattled Kano lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency Abdulmumin Jibrin has alleged that lawmakers award themselves big allowances to pay prostitutes
– Jibrin revealed that Speaker Dogara and his deputy Yussuf Sulaimon Lasun have earned N500million as accommodation allowances amid recession
Just as Nigerians are groaning under the heavy weight of the economic recession, some federal lawmakers in the House of Representatives have paid themselves hundreds of millions of Naira as accommodation allowances.
According to suspended Kano lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin, Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the lower house of legislature and his deputy Lasun collected N500m ‘from multiple sources’ as their accommodation allowances. Jibrin made these allegations on his Twitter handle on Monday, October 17 even as he revealed that the allowances caused friction among members of the House.
He said: ”On day 88 of DOGARAGATE: At a time of recession when Members of House and ministers collect a paltry sum per annum for rent of official House “Speaker Dogara and Lasun collected 500m naira from multiple sources in the name of “we no get official house “for rent of Houses and guest houses”
“It was in delivering part of the illicit money that the criminal Hon Hembe stole part of the money that spark a fight between him and Lasun.” Jibrin also shockingly revealed that lawmakers apportion billions of Naira to themselves which they then use to pay prostitutes.
“Billions has been stolen over the years in name of providing official house and guest houses that are often used for parties with prostitutes.” His shocking revelation comes just days after three House of Representative members accused of sexual misconduct while on a trip to the United States were exonerated.
The ethics and privileges committee passed the verdict on Tuesday, October 11 in a report submitted to the House of Representatives. Recall that on June 9, 2016 the US ambassador to Nigeria, James Enwistle accused three members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Mohammed Gololo (AP-Bauchi); Mark Gbillah (APC-Benue) and Samuel Ikom (PDP-Akwa Ibom) of sexual misconduct while in the US.