Suspended member of the House of Representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin has bagged an anti-corruption award, African Voice Leadership in Legislative Governance Awards 2016 in London.
Jibrin received the award from a top London-based newspaper, African Voice, for his commitment to legislative duties and fight against corruption in Nigeria.
According to DailyTimes, the Publisher/Editor in chief of the Newspaper, Mr Mike Abiola, sai Jibrin was a worthy recipient of the award, Abiola said “The African Voice Leadership in Governance Awards recognises African leaders who have shown dedication to developing their State/countries, by demonstrating exemplary leadership.” “The attention of the international community has been drawn to your commitment to the people of Nigeria and Kano State in particular. Your effort in helping to eradicate corruption is commendable” “The 20th African Voice Newspaper Leadership in Legislative
Jibrin who was full of smiles at the award ceremony which held at Banqueting Venue on Saturday thanked the organisers for finding him worthy. He said, “Thank you African Voice Newspaper for this award. The award is a huge morale booster because it is coming at a very difficult and challenging period. It’s a period I had to leave my post as Appropriation chairman of the House of Representatives, suspended through subterranean means by Speaker Yakubu Dogara and received several threats to my life by the highly placed public officials I accused of corruption.
“My offence is disagreeing with some corrupt leaders of the House including the Speaker over the 2016 budget fraud and insisting that the right thing must be done, exposing individual and systemic corruption in the House and rejecting immunity for Principal officers of the House.
“Despite the difficulties I am going through, I will never be cowed to silence. I assure you I will never retreat from this worthy line of action. I shall remain committed to the fight against corruption in the House of Representatives and Nigeria as a whole. “I dedicate this award to millions of Nigerians home and abroad who are suffering today because of the massive theft of our common wealth, budget fraud and monumental corruption in the House of Representatives which assumed an unprecedented dimension under the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara.”