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Abdulmumuni Jibrin a political force that shouldn’t be neglected


Dr Jibrin, right, with President Buhari at the Villa
Within the week, the Member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives, Dr Abdulmumuni Jibrin, is in the news for critical assignments.
First, the House of Representatives appointed him as chairman of an Ad hoc Committee to investigate the recovery and disbursement of “Abacha loot” from 1998 till date. The Federal Government expects $322million “Abacha loot” to be transferred from Switzerland soon.
The Presidency presented a supplementary appropriation bill allocating funds expected from the money for the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Also, Dr Jibrin among others was at the State House on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss current issues in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jibrin, left, with former President Jonathan
In his verified Twitter handle @AbdulAbmJ, Dr Jibrin said the meeting was in an effort by the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to unite the party particularly as it relates to the House.
He thanked the leadership of the House for supporting this initiative and Mr President for the warm reception he accorded them.
The appointment and meeting barely two months after Dr Jibrin was unconditionally recalled after 180 legislative days’ suspension, a position he challenged in court.
However, sources told Apex News in Abuja that Dr Jibrin legislative experience and astute knowledge of committee duties presented itself to be appointed chair on the “Abacha loot.”
He was Chairman, House Committee on Finance in the 7th Assembly with oversight on the Federal Ministry of Finance and its Parastatals among others and chairman, Committee on Appropriation of the 8th Assembly.
It is on record that as Finance Committee chair, many government agencies were discovered to have withheld billions of funds ought to have been remitted into government coffers.

 Jibrin with Former South African President & Chair UN/Africa Union High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, Mr Thabo Mbeki & a member of the UN body, Ms Zenuli ElBakri during a meeting in Abuja
He also chaired of an investigation into the Insurance industry and insurance of government assets and properties.
On party politics, Dr Jibrin is fast becoming a force in Kano State and the North-West where the APC cannot neglect.
Also, having worked closely with former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan at different levels, Dr Jibrin has the grasps of national politics and issues, hence his importance to the APC as 2019 elections approaches.

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