The budget padding issue as been a long case this year. The issue arise after the removal of Honourable Abdulmumin Jubril from chairman of appropriation committee in the house of representatives. The issue has a new turn today as the house votes for the probe of the 2016 budget.
This will be investigated by the committee on Ethics and Privileges. The committee is expected to complete their investigation and to report back in one week.
A member of the house of representative Ali Madaki point of order for the accused persons to resign failed. As the Speaker of the house honourable Dogara said since all the members of the house were accused, Madaki should first resign.
However, honourable Oker-Jev point of order was for Jubrin to be suspended, he describe the act of honourable Jubrin as ‘sundry act of misconduct’ against the institution.