Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has removed Abdulmumin Jibrin as chairman, House Committee on Appropriations.
The Speaker said Jibrin had requested to be replaced.
Jibrin, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Kano State, had in the past been accused by fellow lawmakers of allocating to his constituency, projects to the tune of N4 billion, while he was chairman of the committee.
This led to calls for his removal but Dogara stood his ground with some saying Jibrin was being protected because of the role he played in Dogara’s emergence as Speaker.
But on Wednesday, the Speaker announced Jibrin’s removal, saying, “He came to me and said he cannot do it anymore and that the pressure was on him.”
He was replaced with Mustapha Dawaki, also a member of the APC from Kano State, who was the chairman, House Committee on Housing.