After a four-hour grillingby the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Council against corruption, yesterday, embattled chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmunin Jibrin said his anti-graft war will lead to massive reforms in the National Assembly. Jibrin told the NASS correspondents at the Advisory Council office, after his session with the members, that the essence of his anti-corruption crusade was to rid NASS of all forms of corruption.
Jibrin emphasised that after his anti-corruption crusade, the National Assembly would never be the same again. Asked whether his mission was to rubbish his colleagues, the Kano lawmaker said: “No, I specifically mentioned those that should be probed and I never at any point dragged my colleagues into this.I’m ready to answer queries from anti-graft agencies“ As for me, I’m equally ready to answer queries from any of the anti-graft agencies because, as we speak, none of my colleagues has written anything against me as a person. “Rather, all the allegations I levelled against the four principal officers and nine others, I have not got any response till date. “As for Yakubu Dogara, he has no moral right to continue to parade himself as number four citizen of this country. I stand by my earlier call that he should resign as speaker of the House of Representatives”.
“As you are aware, I got invitation from the presidential committee against corruption because I had earlier submitted a petition to them, they graciously granted my requests and we had a very fruitful meeting that lasted about four hours.“I have taken them through all the allegations against Mr Speaker, the deputy speaker, the whip of the House and, of course, the minority leader and nine other members.“It’s been a challenging six weeks and some of my colleagues that we share the same vision within the House of Representatives, we have remained resolute, we have remained focused. We would do all within the laws of our land to ensure that justice is served on these corrupt members of the House of Representatives. “But most importantly, to ensure that a very comprehensive reform is carried out in the House of Representatives to clean up the budgeting system and to clean up the activities of the House, I keep saying this is beyond the House, the country would be the biggest beneficiary and the winner at the end of the day.”