Budget Padding: I am not responsible for Ningi’s suspension

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The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has declared that he was not responsible for the suspension of Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi, over allegations of budget padding. Ningi had, through his lawyer, Femi Falana, demanded the lifting of his suspension.

Ningi warned that if his suspension is not lifted within seven days, he will take legal action against the Senate President, as he contends that the process leading to his suspension was flawed.

reports that Ningi, was suspended by the Senate on March 12 for three months after claiming that the 2024 budget was padded with about N3.7 trillion. However, Akpabio's counsel, Umeh Kalu, SAN, in a letter to Falana, titled: 'Re: Request to Lift the Suspension of Sen. Abdul Ningi', stressed that the Senate President was not responsible for Ningi's suspension. The letter read: “We are solicitors to Sen.

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