Senate hints at recall of Ningi amid budget padding allegations - Ripples Nigeria
Connect with us


Senate hints at recall of Ningi amid budget padding allegations



The Senate has hinted at a possible recall of Senator Abdul Ningi from his three-month suspension.

This was revealed on Friday by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, while fielding questions from reporters on arrival from the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ningi had alleged, in an interview, that the budget passed by the National Assembly for the 2024 fiscal year is N25tn while the one being implemented by the Presidency is N28.7tn.

Akpabio spoke barely 24 hours after Ningi, in a letter written by his counsel, Femi Falana SAN, on Thursday, gave Akpabio seven days to recall him or face legal action.

READ ALSO:Senate wants CBN gov, Cardoso, to explain why Emefiele unilaterally approved N30tn loans under Buhari

Akpabio said though he has not seen the said letter, it was already receiving due attention, adding that the matter would be resolved like a family affair and hopefully Ningi would return to take his seat soon.

“It is a parliamentary decision. I have not seen the letter yet. But Senator Ningi is one of us. I mean what is suspension?

“I believe that in a few days, he will join us. So, there is no problem. It would be resolved amicably. The Senate is a family,” Akpabio said.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Exit mobile version