Members of the House of Representatives have been exposed after fresh revelation by a member shows that they pocket N10 to N20 million each month.
Embattled former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has made a shocking revelation that the members of Nigeria's House of Representatives each receive at N10m to N20 million monthly. In fact, he revealed further that some pocket as much as N200 to N400 million in a month.
Jibrin made the revelation in a statement he released today.
With the recent revelation by Jubrin who is an insider and currently a member of the house of representatives, Nigerians have been justified after many numerous cries that the house is corrupt which members of the house have repeatedly denied.
The statement reads:
"HON ABDULMUMIN JIBRIN'S 56th INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE:
MORE SHOCKING REVELATIONS ON RUNNING COST/ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; MEMBERS RECEIVED MONTHLY AVERAGE BETWEEN ABOUT 10 TO 20 MILLION NAIRA AT VARIOUS TIMES"
"I will celebrate the 56th independence of Nigeria by further exposing systemic corruption using running cost/allowances of the House of Representatives. The amount (about 10 million naira) received monthly at present by members is the least since the regime of this fraud called running cost started.
At various time in the past Hon Members have received between about 10 to 20 million naira averagely per month and often pocket the money. Iam found of telling my colleagues in the House that only international footballers like Mikel Obi are known to legally earn such colossal amount monthly.
A dirty means was devised to receive part of the four-year cumulative of such money up front. So a member can take up to 200 to 400 million naira at once. No body is saying money should not be allocated to run activities of members. The problem is that the money is diverted for personal use, period!
You can now understand my disappointment, frustration and anger when I listened to the shameless Chair Ethics, Hon Osai and Media, Hon Namdas and crooks like Hon Hembe, defending the fact that I was suspended because i falsely claim there exists systemic corruption in the House-Fraudsters!
They open their stinking mouths and talk about defending the institution of the House as if they are not the ones that have and are destroying the institution. The running cost allowances fraud is what Speaker Dogara used to blackmail members to get support and ignore all the grievous allegations I raised.
All Speaker Dogara did was to tacitly threaten members at the caucus meetings the night before our resumption by reminding them of the running cost they pocket. That was why when Prof Bolaji Owasanoye and his colleagues at PACC asked me why are my colleagues silent, I answered-most of them (us) are "beneficiaries".
If Mr President had jumped into the matter at the early stage, trust Nigerians, they would have concluded that the Presidency is using me to fight the House. Such perception and blackmail would have been difficult to deal with. The silence of Mr President on this matter is a blessing in disguise.
Any body who can reach Mr President should inform him that in the face of several threats to my life and that of my family, one of the security agency had sudden withdrawn their officers protecting me. This has made me vulnerable in the face of such persistent threats. I have however taken my destiny in my own hands. It is a struggle iam committed to and no amount of threats or intimidation will deter me.
I will use this period to convert my memoir into a book, teach at the university and enroll for a second PhD with research focus on Economic Diversification.
Fellow Nigerians, thank you very much for all the support, happy 56th independence and may God Almighty bless you and bless Nigeria, Amen!"
It would be recalled that following his allegations of corruption against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the House on Wednesday suspended him and also sealed off his office, a move many believe is to shut him up and prevent him from having access to indicting information he would have used against the members.