3.7tn budget padding: Senate recalls Ningi from three months suspension

The Nigerian Senate has reinstated Senator Abdul Ningi, who was suspended on March 12, 2024, following allegations of budget padding.

The decision to lift the suspension was made on Tuesday after a motion was moved by Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Abba Moro.

Senator Moro apologized on behalf of Ningi and took full responsibility for his actions, paving the way for his reinstatement. Ningi’s suspension was initially due to comments he made during an interview, where he alleged budget padding.

With this development, Senator Ningi is expected to resume his legislative duties and participate in Senate proceedings once again. The move is seen as a sign of reconciliation and a willingness to put the incident behind them.

In the Senate session, Senator Moro expressed regret over the situation and assured that such incidents would not recur. The Senate, acknowledging the apology and the steps taken by Moro, decided to lift the suspension and reinstate Ningi to his senatorial duties.

This reinstatement is seen as a move to maintain unity and allow Senator Ningi to continue his legislative responsibilities.

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