Member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State at the Federal House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was handed 180 days of legislative suspension by the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday, 28 September 2016.
The former Nasarawa State University lecturer says he would return to teaching during the runtime of his suspension. He also lamented the threat to his life following the withdrawal of security details formerly benefited by him as an active legislative.
Speaking on September 30 2016, Jibrin was quoted saying:
“I will use this period to convert my memoir into a book, teach at the university and enrol for a second PhD with research focus on Economic Diversification.
“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 N10 million) received monthly at present by members is the least since the regime of this fraud called running cost started.
“At various times in the past, members received between about N10 to N20 million averagely per month and often pocketed the money. I am always telling my colleagues in the House that only international footballers like Mikel Obi are known to legally earn such colossal amount monthly.
“Anybody who can reach Mr President should inform him that in the face of threats to my life and that of my family, one of the security agencies has withdrawn its officers protecting me. This has made me vulnerable. I have however taken my destiny in my own hands. It is a struggle I am committed to and no amount of threats or intimidation will deter me.”