Speakership: Jibrin Promises Fresh Members 75% Committee Chairmanship Positions
As the June inauguration date of the House of Representatives 8th Assembly draws close, the chairman of the House Committee on Finance and speakership aspirant, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has written first term members, promising them 75 per cent of committee chairmanship and deputy positions if elected speaker.
It means 75 per cent of the positions allocated to each state will go to first term members, Jibrin promised.
He added that, “To do this, I will have to step on toes. But if this will usher in the change and fresh ideas we crave for our dear country, so be it!”
Jibrin, in the letter said his speakership agenda include zero tolerance for corruption; transparency in legislative business; increase productivity and capacity building, continuity in legislative business and a special attention to first term members.
“I have carefully observed that all other Aspirants have shown little attention to this new group of dynamic in coming members.
“A key way to deepen the change is to effectively integrate you into the activities of the house, share experience with you, discuss your welfare as most of you are coming in with family and need to quickly settle down to the task ahead but most importantly put you in position of authority to bring in your fresh ideas and expertise in running the activities of the House.”Jibrin stated in the letter.
He reminded first term members of their numerical strenght and advised them to exploit to their benefit.
“You have the numerical strength. Do not waste it. You have what it takes to decide the kind of leadership we should have in the 8th Assembly. Do not allow yourselves to be relegated to the background. Do not allow yourselves to be used only as numbers to be counted in votes for Aspirants that do not appreciate your individual potentials and your fresh ideas. I urge you to unite and take charge! We are all equals!
“In me, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin you have an ally that will lead the 8th Assembly and usher in a new dispensation of change. I will not be the Speaker of South South, East or West neither will I be the Speaker of North Central, East or West but your Speaker, The Speaker of House of Representatives of Nigeria!” he said.