Senator Abdul Ningi, a lawmaker representing Bauchi Central in the National Assembly, has bagged a three months suspension from all legislative duties.

Senator Ningi is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


He was suspended during Tuesday’s plenary over allegations of padding of the 2024 budget.

Senator Abdul Ningi Bags Three Months Suspension After Accusing Tinubu Of Budget Padding
Senator Ningi

A member of the Appropriation Committee in the Senate, Jimoh Ibrahim, first moved the motion for Ningi’s suspension for 12 month.


Jimoh cited criminal misinformation and breach of peace in the National Assembly and the country by extension.

Other Motions

However, other lawmakers, such as Senators Asuquo Ekpenyong and Musa Dani, moved to amend Ibrahim’s motion.


Ekpenyong, who is from Cross River South Senatorial District, prayed for the suspension to be reduced to six months.

He was seconded by Senator Musa.

Senator Garba Maidoki (PDP, Kebbi South) thereafter, moved that Ningi be suspended for three months.

He added that an apology be accepted if he wrote to the Senate within 24 hours.


Final Agreement

Maidoki was seconded by Senator Sani Musa ( APC, Niger East), whose motion the Senate eventually adopted.

Following the adoption, it was agreed that the Bauchi lawmaker should be suspended for three months without pay.


After this pronouncement, the sergeants-at-arm escorted him out of the Red Chamber.

Ningi has been the name on the lips of almost every Nigerian recently.

Also Read: 2024 Budget Padding: ‘I’m Ready For Suspension’ – Senator Ningi Insists

It all started with an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday.

On that interview, the senator alleged that the National Assembly padded the 2024 budget with ₦3.7 trillion.

The Bauchi Central Senator also claimed that the 2024 budget passed is ₦25tn while the one being implemented by the Presidency is ₦28.7tn.


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