The allegation by the now suspended Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi, that the 2024 budget was padded with ₦3.7 Billion has sparked widespread interest.

The interest is particularly targeted at the integrity of the budget and how much lawmakers got for constituency projects.


2024 Budget Padding: Akpabio, Ndume, Other Senators Who Got More Than ₦200 Million

Last Tuesday, during a plenary session, the allegation was being discussed by the Senators.


There, the Cross River North Senator, Jarigbe Agbom-Jarigbe said some senators got about ₦500 million each for constituency projects in the 2024 budget.

High-Ranking Senators

However, the Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, spoke in a subsequent interview with Channels TV on Wednesday.


According to him, each Senator received ₦200 million for their constituency projects, and the ranking senators, like himself, received more than that.

He, however, didn’t reveal a specific figure they got.

The high-ranking senators include the senate president, deputy senate president, leaders and others who cut across party lines.

Below is the list of the ranking senators in the current 10th Senate who might have got more than ₦200 million for constituency projects.


Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio is the current Senate President and the highest-ranking senator in the 10th Senate by virtue of his position.

He currently serves as a senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west for the second term.


Jibrin Barau

Barau is the deputy senate president and the second highest-ranking senator after Akpabio.

He is representing Kano North for the third time in the Nigeria senate.

He had been a member of the House of Representatives before crossing to the upper

Opeyemi Bamidele

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central senatorial district is the current majority leader in the Senate.

The Ekiti-born politician is a second-term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has been in the Senate since 2019.

Abba Moro

The senator representing Benue North-East has been in the senate since 2019 after he replaced a two-term senate president, David Mark.

Moro was a former minister of interior and the current chairman of the governing council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state capital.

Ali Ndume

The outspoken senator has been representing the people of Borno South senatorial district since 2011 and is the current chief whip of the Senate.

Ndume was a member of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2011 before crossing to the Senate in the 2011 general election.

Ned Nwoko

Nwoko is not a principal officer of the 10th Senate, but the Delta North lawmaker revealed on Saturday during a podcast that he got as much ₦1 billion for constituency projects.

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To Ned, how much each lawmaker gets depends on his/her negotiating power.


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