Corruption Matters

Budget padding: EFCC, ICPC can’t probe Reps –Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday said no member of the National Assembly could be investigated or prosecuted for
performing the legislative duty of passing an Appropriation Act.

He also took on critics, who joined a former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, to accuse him of padding the budget, saying
they lacked the understanding of the powers of the legislature on appropriation.

Dogara spoke on the crisis in the House at a time the police and other anti-graft agencies had commenced investigations into the budget padding allegations
against him and some officers of the House.

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