The 'Jibrin from Sudan' controversy which trailed President Muhammadu Buhari in recent times, was a topic of discussion at the Senate earlier today.
Lawmakers at the Nigerian Senate on Thursday exchanged banters over ‘Jibrin,’ an alleged impostor of President Muhammadu Buhari, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
Recall that recently, the social media has been awashed with posts claiming that Mr Buhari is dead and now being represented by a certain Jibrin from Sudan.
President Buhari had to publicly restate his identity and denied that he was Jubrin.
Thursday’s banter started when the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, asked the chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Barau Jibrin, to read a report of his committee.
He soon realised that Mr Jibrin was not around and would be represented by another senator, Binta Garba.
“Which of the Jibrin?” Ekweremadu asked when Mrs Garba signalled to read the report. The question elicited laughter in the chamber while forcing a response from Mrs Garba.
“We are aware of the Jibrin you people are trying to force…but this is Binta, not Jibrin,” she said.
In seconding the motion to consider the report, Shehu Sani also referred to Mrs Garba as Jibrin.
He said, “I stand to second the motion being moved by Jibrin…Binta Masi Garba.”
Before presenting the report, Mrs Garba went again to the Jibrin issue. “For the avoidance of doubt, my name is Binta Masi Garba, not Jibrin,” she said and went ahead to present the committee report on the establishment of the federal polytechnic in Abia State.