Lawmakers on the Nigerian Senate on Thursday exchanged banters over ‘Jibrin,’ an alleged impostor of President Muhammadu Buhari. Just lately, the social media has been awash with posts claiming that Mr Buhari is lifeless and now being represented by a sure Jibrin from Sudan.
Mr Buhari needed to publicly restate his identification and denied that he was Jubrin.
Thursday’s banter began when the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, requested the chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Establishments and TETFUND, Barau Jibrin, to learn a report of his committee.
He quickly realised that Mr Jibrin was not round and can be represented by one other senator, Binta Garba.
“Which of the Jibrin?” Mr Ekweremadu requested when Mrs Garba signalled to learn the report.
The query elicited laughter within the chamber whereas forcing a response from Mrs Garba. “We’re conscious of the Jibrin you individuals are attempting to drive however that is Binta, not Jibrin,” she stated.
In seconding the movement to contemplate the report, Shehu Sani additionally referred to Mrs Garba as Jibrin. He stated, “I stand to second the movement being moved by Jibrin Binta Masi Garba.”
Earlier than presenting the report, Mrs Garba went once more to the Jibrin subject. “For the avoidance of doubt, my title is Binta Masi Garba, not Jibrin,” she stated and went forward to current the committee report on the institution of the federal polytechnic in Abia State.