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Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by ijustdey: 6:27pm On Jul 31
Ibrahim Abunna, a member of the House of Representatives, threw wads of Naira at men, women and elderly.

By Bakare Majeed

Although Nigerian lawmakers have been advised to visit and empower their constituents during the summer break, Ibrahim Abunna has taken this counsel to another level.

In a viral video, the Borno lawmaker was seen throwing money at people believed to be his constituents.

The ‘beneficiaries’, numbering over 100 , comprised men, women of different age groups, including the elderly.

Mr Abunna, who represents Dikwa/Kuduga/Mafa federal constituency of Borno State in the House of Representatives, portrayed his generosity from a balcony ignoring the risk of a stampede as the people struggled to catch the flying naira notes.

He also posted the act on his official Facebook page with the caption “distributing money to thousands.”


Ibrahim Abunna pictured counting Naira notes [PHOTO: FB: MHoR, Konduga, Mafa, Dikwa federal Constituency]

What the law says:

It is ironic yet unsurprising for a lawmaker to be seen publicly breaking the law.

Section 21(3,4,5) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act 2007 clearly prohibits any form of abuse of the Nigerian currency.

The Act prescribes “imprisonment for a term not less than six months or to a fine not less than N50,000 or to both such fine and imprisonment for anyone guilty of spraying of, dancing or matching on the Naira or any note issued by the Bank during social occasions.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, spraying of, dancing or matching on the Naira or any note issued by the Bank during social occasions or otherwise howsoever shall constitute an abuse and defacing of the Naira or such note and shall be punishable under Sub-section (1) of this section.

“It shall also be an offence punishable under Sub-section (1) of this section for any person to hawk, sell or otherwise trade in the Naira notes, coins or any other note issued by the Bank…

The law further says “Matching” includes spreading scattering or littering of any surface with any naira notes or coins and stepping thereon, regardless of the value, volume, occasion or intent.

Although, the law is seldom enforced by the government, as most Nigerians still indulge in spraying of money, lawmakers inclusive at public functions.

Nigerians react to video

Already, Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the act with many describing it as demeaning and insulting.

Others said there are better ways to gift and empower the people than spraying wads of cash in the air at the risk of a stampede.

Chidi Odinkalu, a human rights activist and former chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) , shared the video on Twitter and captioned it with heavy sarcasm.

“This is how the Chairman, Committee on #ClimateChange in @HouseNGR, Hon. Ibrahim Abunna, representing Mafa, Dikwa & Konduga Federal Constituency in #wartorn North East #Nigeria, lowers #GreenHouse emissions: thro #NairaRain. It is called #ParliamentaryDoings!”

Another Twitter user, @dortune4, wrote “This is what will keep Nigeria the way it is for a long time to come, the bigmanism mentality of the rich, this is what will make them keep stealing money by any means possible, the ‘rankadede’ way of life will make people will come n line up for scraps. Instead of holding politicians responsible for the harm they do to our Commonwealth.”

The lawmaker did not respond to calls made to his phone nor reply text messages sent to him.


Poverty capital

Nigeria, according to World Poverty Clock, compiled by Brookings Institute, is the poverty capital of the world, after it overtook India in 2018.

The report says about six persons in Nigeria fall into poverty every minute and over 87 million Nigerians live below the poverty benchmark.

The level of poverty makes people to be vulnerable to political inducement and lawmakers are known for allegedly using the Zonal Intervention Fund also known as constituency projects to induce voters.

Despite the continuous lamentation of insufficient funds for legislative process, Nigerian lawmakers most often have enough to induce electorates.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476437-outrage-as-nigerian-lawmaker-caught-on-video-throwing-money-at-constituents.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIZUYOIOGo

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Goldbw122: 6:32pm On Jul 31
Hmm

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by WibusJaga: 6:52pm On Jul 31
I curse poverty. In Chiellini's voice,
Poverty Kiricocho!
Poverty Kiricocho!!
Poverty Kiricocho!!!

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Sluacoast(m): 9:26pm On Jul 31
Since buhari emerges has president. Nigeria problems became worst. We're doom to more failures if something reasonable isn't worked out on time.. make I just catch one white woman wey go push me comot From this problem country.

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by SOLUTION99(m): 9:27pm On Jul 31
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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Moving4: 9:27pm On Jul 31

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by GIANTPLUSHUB: 9:28pm On Jul 31
Mheen
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by iwaeda: 9:28pm On Jul 31
ijustdey:
Ibrahim Abunna, a member of the House of Representatives, threw wads of Naira at men, women and elderly.



https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476437-outrage-as-nigerian-lawmaker-caught-on-video-throwing-money-at-constituents.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIZUYOIOGo

One major reason they weaponised poverty, so as to put populace on their kneel.

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by wpadmin: 9:28pm On Jul 31
No be Naija again

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Elvixbeatz(m): 9:28pm On Jul 31
E no go ever better for some of our wicked politicians way don turn many capable hands to dependants... God go really purnish dem and their generations

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by mbak(m): 9:28pm On Jul 31
You wonder why most people that get to positions of responsibility in Nigeria are
actually irresponsible.

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by iamyemiakins(m): 9:28pm On Jul 31
See his name sef!
Abunna

Labadi69 come and carry ur yamayama money thrower

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Hambivert: 9:29pm On Jul 31
You see this politics, if I don't get into it soonest, just know it would be my retirement plan.
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Lattop(m): 9:29pm On Jul 31
Na only outrage it fit cause nobody fit do anything

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by donziller(m): 9:29pm On Jul 31
Make d money reach here abeg, country hard
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by fergie001: 9:29pm On Jul 31
Abunna Cubana grin grin

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Kingcalls: 9:29pm On Jul 31
A federal lawmaker
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Francisalao9(m): 9:29pm On Jul 31
I don't havw time to read the full epistle..is anything wrong in what he's doing?
Or ?

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by menaxe: 9:29pm On Jul 31
Before I opened the thread, I already know it's an aboki lawmaker.

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by kunle75(m): 9:30pm On Jul 31
ijustdey:
Ibrahim Abunna, a member of the House of Representatives, threw wads of Naira at men, women and elderly.



https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476437-outrage-as-nigerian-lawmaker-caught-on-video-throwing-money-at-constituents.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIZUYOIOGo



God please just help us use earth quake or anything supernatural to split Nigeria �� abeg

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by hadelany(m): 9:30pm On Jul 31
ijustdey:
Ibrahim Abunna, a member of the House of Representatives, threw wads of Naira at men, women and elderly.



https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476437-outrage-as-nigerian-lawmaker-caught-on-video-throwing-money-at-constituents.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIZUYOIOGo

Sometimes you can't hold tears back

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by MeghaneMorgane(f): 9:30pm On Jul 31
People in government have made it their priority to keep the citizens poor. It is very unfortunate!

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Offorgerald15(m): 9:30pm On Jul 31
Why not share it amongst them rather than doing this.
Shithole

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Nobody: 9:30pm On Jul 31
nawa it is well o
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at a cheap price DM me for your logo and Flyer design
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by kindlyheart: 9:30pm On Jul 31
There's this hausa saying that Nigerians are like chickens, if you want to make them love you throw grains at them. just replace the grains with money.. grin grin

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by gungab(m): 9:30pm On Jul 31
Imagine that
Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by Eaglesence(f): 9:30pm On Jul 31
ijustdey:
Ibrahim Abunna, a member of the House of Representatives, threw wads of Naira at men, women and elderly.



https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476437-outrage-as-nigerian-lawmaker-caught-on-video-throwing-money-at-constituents.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQIZUYOIOGo

If them give some people chance eh, them go turn themselves to god
Mitcheww yeye dey slell

sad

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by matm: 9:30pm On Jul 31
Throwing money when external and internal Nigeria's debt profile is so high? And when many states can't pay 18k minimum wage citing fall in fed. allocation as d main reason?

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Re: Video Of Ibrahim Abuna Throwing Money At Constituents Sparks Outrage by justscorchone(m): 9:31pm On Jul 31
Wahala for who think say the law apply to rich men in Nigeria

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