The House of Representatives has lifted a suspension it placed on Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the House from Kano State.
This comes after the Kano-born lawmaker allegedly wrote a letter apologising to the House for their standoff.
Premium Times reports that while the letter wasn’t fully read before the parliament, the House Speaker paraphrased it by saying he has apologised and met all the conditions given to him for his return.
“He has fulfilled all the conditions by writing this letter and so he is free to resume his legislative duties whenever he wants, if he so wishes,” Dogara said.
A former House Committee on Appropriations Chair, Mr. Jibrin was suspended in 2017 for a period of 180 legislative days for his role in unravelling the budget padding scandal that rocked the legislature.
But the APC lawmaker has been absent from the House for more than the stipulated 180 legislative days which is equivalent to one year.