It’s been over fourteen days since the federal house of representatives announced the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriations committee, over an alleged breach of legislators privileges.
The 40-year-old lawmaker, representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency of Kano state, was suspended for 180 days which is approximately one legislative year.
Here are four things he will miss during his suspension.
The annual salary of a member of the house of representatives is in the region of N198 million while a lawmaker is also entitled to series of allowances which run into millions.
This means that the Kano lawmaker will neither receive salary nor allowances for one year.
Access to his office
Following the announcement of his suspension, officials from the National Assembly immediately sealed off Jibrin’s office.
This means Jibrin, for the next 180 legislative days, would be deprived of any personal or important effects which he may require.
The lawmaker, who was suspended for alleging that the 2016 budget was padded by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, will be absent from all house sittings.
This means that he will not be part of the decision-making process and would be unable to sponsor any bill and represent his constituency in the house.
For the period of his suspension, Jibrin will not be privy to the side-talks that go on in the chambers.
He won’t get the chance to learn first hand, the behind-the-scene lobbying as well as the backroom wheeling and dealing which takes place within the green chamber.
Happy vacation, Jibrin!
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