The controversial 2016 budget padding saga has claimed it frist victim in the House of Representative as the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been replaced.
Jibrin's removal was announced on the floor of the House today by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Daily Trust confirmed
He was replaced by Rep Mustapha Bala Dawaki (APC, Kano), who hitherto chaired the committee on housing.
Jibrin was enmeshed in controversy following revelations that he allocated projects worth over N4 billion to his Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State.
Following the revelations, several members had demanded his resignation, but Dogara had prevailed on them to shelve their demands.