A suspended member of the home of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has faulted the payslip printed by the Speaker of the house of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as understating his emoluments.
He said that if the payslip revealed through the speaker was once authentic, it approach he as a member earns more than the speaker, who is the top and presiding officer of the house.
Mr. Jibrin mentioned this in a collection of tweets early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Mr. Dogara published his payslips in accordance with a challenge by using Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
“If what I saw is the authentic payslip of Mr Speaker, it means I earn more than him from what I see in my income remark of account” Mr. Jibrin tweeted.
“possibly i’ve been overpaid,” Mr. Jibrin delivered.
The lawmaker stated he has requested for his payslip from nationwide meeting and can put up it alongside his month-to-month income commentary of account.
He, then again, agreed with the response of Mr. Dogara to Governor El-Rufai, pronouncing the nationwide meeting has businesses under it too.
“As regard NASS budget, I completely believe paragraph 9, 10 and 11 however will elevate issues on paragraph 5, 6, and the payslip,” Mr. Jibrin tweeted.
“The statement failed to deal with the call via Nigerians and majority of individuals for Mr. Speaker to disclose details of our internal price range.
“Beside salaries, allowances and running cost, no member has important points of about 20 other expenditure heads captured in Namdas commentary.
“i am mindful majority of contributors feel terribly embarrassed and are at the moment insisting on having get entry to to the inner finances of the home”
“the main points of INEC funds does now not just ‘exist in different places’. The NASS scrutinizes and approves small print of INEC price range annually
“Mr Speaker, you already know that NILS HQ shouldn’t be utterly funded from NASS allocation however phase funded with the aid of FG beneath provider broad vote.”
Messrs. Jibrin and Dogara, previously shut allies, have been at loggerheads for nearly a yr, which lead to the previous’s subsequent suspension.
Mr. Jibrin was the chairman of the house Committee on Appropriations, however was removed to set off the occasions that culminated in his 365 days suspension from the house.
He raised issues of padding of the 2016 federal price range towards Mr. Dogara and other officers who denied the accusations.
He used to be replaced as chairman of the appropriations committee by way of Mustapha Bala (APC-Kano) who used to be the chairman of home Committee on Housing.