Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin yesterday announced his decision to step down as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation after just nine months in the role.
Jibrin who made this decision known personally via his Twitter handle @AbdulABMJ said he stepped down to let peace reign in the best interest of the House and the country at large.
“Today, I stepped down as the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation. This was done in the best interest of the House and the country at large, in order to let peace reign. It has been a rare privilege to serve first as the Chairman House Committee on Finance and until now as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee.” Jibrin stated on social media.
Jibrin who was also Chairman of the House Committee on Finance in the 7th National Assembly expressed his profound appreciation to the Speaker and his colleagues in the House.
He also cautioned some elements in the media who have made his decision to step down a narrative of being sacked based on the illusions of their creation.
While congratulating his successor, Hon, Mustapha Dawaki, Jibrin said he will continue to serve his people and the country in his capacity as a member of the House of Representatives.
The Kano State lawmaker who is currently serving his second term in the House clinched the chairmanship of the Committee on Appropriation in October 2015 after withdrawing from the race for Speaker to throw his support behind the eventual winner, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.
Jibrin is seen as one of the most vocal and vibrant members of the House and there is no doubt that his resignation will leave a huge gap in Dogara’s camp and could weaken his leadership within the House.
His problem started when members of the House committee which he chaired accused him using his position as the Chairman of the committee to appropriate several constituency projects to his constituency in Kano, putting his other colleagues at the House of Representatives at a disadvantaged .