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Hopes of the ruckus in the National Assembly ending soon have been dashed as House of Representatives member Abdulmumin Jibrin has accepted a new job as a parliamentary watchdog. On Monday, August 22 he accepted a proposal by an organisation called Budgit to act as its ambassador in its campaign for an open legislature. Budgit describes itself as an organisation that is dedicated to “raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement & accountability most especially in public finance.”

Meanwhile, Jibrin has revealed that he has been intimidated and threatened from different quarters in his fight against the leadership of the lower house of legislature which has lasted for a month now. “Today marks one month since we commenced the struggle to expose budget fraud and wipe out corruption in the House of Representatives. It was a month of startling revelations, 30 days of threats and intimidations and 720 hours of fervent struggle to exterminate corruption in the House.

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“Although it is a trite that corruption has eaten deep into the nation’s fabric, but the systemic corruption in the House, especially under the corrupt leadership of Yakubu Dogara, is second to none.” In a related vein, Jibrin, who had, just sometime ago hinted at the pressure he was going through, again on Thursday, August 11 tweeted that he need prayers because of the y he is facing in the battle. Jibrin has maintained that he would not stop his activism until Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other members of the leadership of the House of reps are removed from their positions.

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