No lesson learnt from budget padding scandal – Jibrin


Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has expressed disappointment that the country has not learnt any lesson from the 2016 budget fraud commonly referred to as budget padding.


He made this observation in Abuja on Friday, the eve of the first 100 days since the crisis in the House of Representatives over the budget padding saga became a national issue.

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The former Appropriations Committee chairman explained that nothing had changed from the process which allows budget fraud in the system.

He explained that the decision by the leadership of the National Assembly to invite the Minister of Finance and her counterpart in the Budget and National Planning Ministry after the President submitted the Medium Term Expenditure Framework is the gateway to budget padding.

According to him, “I don’t believe any lesson has been learnt with what I see happening.

“The whole process of forming a small group, inviting the Minister of Budget (and National Planning) and the Minister of Finance, has started and that is where the whole problem in the appropriation process starts.”

Saturday makes it one hundred day after the face-off between the Executive and the National Assembly over the padding of the 2016 budget.

The rift led to a crisis in the Lower Chamber, which culminated in the sacking of Jibrin as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and his subsequent suspension from legislative duties for 180 days.



  1. Please FG honour the agreement you entered with the Lecturers. I dont blame these lecturers at all. Please FG do the right thing so that others can learn from you.

  2. This padding criminality is so disgraceful. But obviously, the powers that be in this government are in support of it that is why nothing has been done to punish the criminals and nothing will be done. .. the fight against corruption is a farce and directed only at people opposed to government. Totally disgraceful!

  3. nigeria is a very good country..let us assumed the FG say, every member senate before your regime expired you must establish a company or an organisation in your zone or area , just imagin how this country will developed

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