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NASS: Reps to probe Jibrin for comments over resolution


The House of Representatives will probe its members from Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency ,Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his comments on the resolutions of the joint session of the National Assembly.

Jibrin is back on the hot seat barely three months after he returned to the House from a suspension which lasted for 17 months.

He was suspended in September 2016 after the Committee on Ethics and Privilege found him guilty of accusing the leadership of the House of padding the 2016 budget.

Jibrin, who resumed plenary in March, faulted the resolutions of the National Assembly after a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The lawmakers had convened the emergency session to address burning national issues that included insecurity and the economy.

In the resolutions read by Senate President Bukola Saraki, the lawmakers vowed to evoke their constitutional powers if nothing was done to address issues raised.

They had also warned President Muhammadu Buhari against the “systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of perceived political opponents”.

In the face of the failure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to appear before the Senate on three occasions, the National Assembly accused him of “outright disregard for constitutional authority, both executive and legislative”.

They also noted that the President must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those engaging in acts that can endanger the nation’s democracy.