Meet Abdulmumin Jibrin, one of Nigeria’s youngest lawmakers who opened up Budget Padding saga.

Since his decision to resign as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin has been in the media limelight for his crusade against what he calls institutionalized corruption in the House. At 39, he is one of the youngest lawmakers in Nigeria country. But who exactly is Abdulmumin Jibrin?

Born on September 9th 1976, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin represents Kiru-Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State in House or Representatives under the aegis of ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was educated at the University of Abuja and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Jibrin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, obtained from the University of Abuja in 1999. He followed up with a Master of Science degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2003. He then returned to the University of Abuja to obtain PhD in International Relations in 2009.

In 2009 he attended London Business School, UK, where he obtained certificates in General Management and Global Economy Crisis. He then proceeded to the prestigious Harvard Business School, USA, for certificates in Negotiation, competitive decision and Deal Process, and Comprehensive Leadership Development. Between 2012 and 2014, he got an MBA from the Swiss Business School Zurich, Switzerland. He also has certificates in Telecommunications Strategy and Marketing European Institute of Business Administration INSEAD, France and also attended the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Oxford University, UK.

Jibrin started work and business in the media and construction industry at age 19 before establishing his own company, Green Forest Investment Limited. He later became Chairman/CEO of Green Forest Group with subsidiaries in investments, construction and engineering, property development, petroleum and gas and agriculture. Between 2010 and 2011 he was Chairman (Nigeria) of Turkish construction giant, TASYAPI, as well as Chairman of the Abuja branch of Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce.

In 2011, he resigned as Chairman of Green Forest Group Limited to join politics.

The same year he contested and won election into the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

During his first stint in the House, he was Chairman of Committee on Finance. He was also head of a joint ad-hoc committee on Finance, Petroleum Upstream, Petroleum Downstream and Gas Resources.

In 2015 he was re-elected into the House of Representatives on the platform of APC and served as Chairman of Appropriation Committee until his resignation.

Jibrin has a passion for teaching and has lectured at several universities mostly pro bono, including the Nasarawa State University where he taught International Relations. He has written several books and papers including the celebrated book on Obasanjo’s foreign policy.

He is a fellow of several professional bodies and has won several awards both home and abroad.

He was the third Nigerian recipient of the French International Visitors Leadership Program since 1989. Jibrin was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2010 for his philanthropy work and sits on the board of and supports several charity organizations.

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Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin
Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin

Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Representative Abdulmumin Jibrin, says he has since submitted enough documents to the anti-graft agencies.

Mr Jibrin’s statement comes as part of the evidence to back his allegations on padding of the 2016 budget by the House of Representatives.

He told Channels Television in an exclusive interview that some of the documents would nail some of his colleagues he had mentioned in the padding saga.

The lawmaker said that he has called for the security of the appropriation office and his office at the National Assembly where more indicting documents are.

He expressed readiness to help fight corruption in the National Assembly.

Officials of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) had on Saturday, sealed the Office of the House Committee on Appropriation.

This move by the DSS is believed to prevent any attempt to tamper with documents in the office of the Appropriation Committee.

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