Ex-Lawmaker, Jibrin In Trouble For Campaigning For Tinubu
A former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been accused of misconduct by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).
Naija News reports that the authority claimed that Jibrin, an Executive Director of the agency, failed to respond to a query that was earlier issued to him by the Managing Director/CEO of the agency.
The former lawmaker has been actively involved in the campaigning for the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to become the president in 2023, which is against public service rules.
Following his refusal to answer the query earlier issued to him, the management of the agency set up a disciplinary panel to invite the former lawmaker to state his reason for not replying to the query.
In a letter dated February 15 and addressed to Jibrin, the Chairman of the panel, Zubairu Salihu, said the former Kano lawmaker is expected to appear before his panel on Friday at the agency’s head office in Abuja.
The chairman said the committee’s work will not be invalidated if Jibrin fails to show up to defend himself against the allegations levelled against him.
He said: “Please recall the query issued to you by the Managing Director/CEO over allegations of serious misconduct in the course of your official duties, and your deliberate refusal to respond to the query as required by the Rules of Public Service as applicable to public officers.
“In furtherance of the above the governing board at its 3rd Regular meeting held on Tuesday 2nd February 2022 had set up an investigative/Disciplinary Panel to investigate all the alleged serious misconducts levelled against you.
“On the specified date, the question of the disciplinary action against you including termination or dismissal (if necessary) will be brought forward and you are required to appear before the panel personally to defend yourself.
“You are also entitled to call witnesses if need be. Please further note that your failure to appear will not invalidate the proceedings of the Panel
“This invitation is issued in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 8.2.0 of the Federal Housing Authority Revised Condition of Service, 2008 and Section 030307 of the Public Service Rules (2009).”