Senate suspends Abdul Ningi for 3 months over false budget padding claims

Abdul Ningi

Nigeria’s Senate on Tuesday suspended Senator Abdul Ningi over allegations of padding of the 2024 Budget.

Ningi, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was suspended for three months after a long stormy session in the red chamber.

A member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, Jimoh Ibrahim, first moved the motion for Ningi’s suspension for 12 months over allegations of criminal misinformation and breach of peace in the National Assembly and the country by extension.
However, other lawmakers like Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong moved for the amendment of the motion by Ibrahim. Ekpenyong, who is from Cross River South Senatorial District, prayed for the reduction of the suspension.

Thereafter, a three months suspension was handed down to the embattled Senator.