Reps to investigate alleged sharing of N50m,150 motorcycles to members

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The House of Representatives, on Thursday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the alleged sharing of N50 million and 150 motorcycles to members by the House leadership.

This followed a point of privilege raised by Rep. Yakubu Barde (Kaduna-PDP), the Deputy Minority Whip.

The lawmaker alleged that a member, Rep. Mohammed Abubakar (Kaduna-APC) had granted an interview on a local radio station, saying that money and motorcycles were given to members.

Barde said that the issue needed to be investigated because he did not collect such money or motorcycle.

According to him, he has been under pressure by his constituents who are demanding for their share of the money and motorcycles.

“This is an allegation, considering the present economic situation of Nigeria. As lawmakers, we have to be very careful to ensure our image is not tarnished.

“Nigerians need to know what really happened,’’ Barde said.

In his ruling, the Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara referred the matter to the committee, and urged it to report back to the House within four weeks.

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