The recently suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been honored by a top London-based newspaper, ‘African Voice’ with the African Voice Leadership in Legislative Governance Awards 2016.
The newspaper described Mr. Jibrin as a deserving recipient of the award, because of his commitment to legislative duties and fight against corruption in Nigeria.
The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, Mike Abiola, said the African Voice Leadership in Governance Awards recognizes African leaders who have shown dedication to developing their State/countries, by demonstrating exemplary leadership.
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In a letter signed by the Publisher, the newspaper said the attention of the international community has been drawn to Jibrin’s commitment to the people of Nigeria and Kano State in particular, adding that his effort in helping to eradicate corruption is commendable.
The African Voice Newspaper Leadership in Legislative Governance Awards Investiture ceremony which is the 20th edition took place on Saturday, 5 November, 2016, at the Banqueting Venue, London. The event was attended by Foreign & Commonwealth Officials, African diplomats in the UK, British Politicians, Members of Parliament and influential business leaders.
Feeling grateful for the honor, the lawmaker thanked the newspaper for finding him worthy of the award while speaking after the award. Hear him;
“Thank you African Voice Newspaper for this award. The award is a huge morale booster because it is coming at a very difficult and challenging period. It’s a period I had to leave my post as Appropriation chairman of the House of Representatives, suspended through subterranean means by Speaker Yakubu Dogara and received several threats to my life by the highly placed public officials I accused of corruption.
My offence is disagreeing with some corrupt leaders of the House including the Speaker over the 2016 budget fraud and insisting that the right thing must be done, exposing individual and systemic corruption in the House and rejecting immunity for Principal officers of the House.”
Jibrin promised never to be cowed to silence despite the difficulties he is going through, and assured the people that he will remain committed to the fight against corruption in the House of Representatives and Nigeria as a whole.
The Lawmaker dedicated the award to millions of Nigerians home and abroad whom he said are suffering because of the massive theft of our common wealth, budget fraud and monumental corruption in the House of Representatives which assumed an unprecedented dimension under the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Recently, Hon Jibrin was suspended by the House of Representatives for accusing Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip Alhassan Doguwa, Minority Leader Leo Ogor and a few other members of monumental fraud in the 2016 budget.