BREAKING: Tinubu takes powerful after after Akpabio-led senate suspends Senator Ningi

BREAKING: Tinubu takes powerful after after Akpabio-led senate suspends Senator Ningi

BREAKING: Tinubu Meets Akpabio, Others After Ningi's Suspension, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with the leadership of the senate following the suspension of the Senate Abdul Ahmed
  • Godswill Akpabio, the senate president and his deputy, Barau Jibril, led other senators to the presidential villa after the plenary on Tuesday
  • Ningi’s suspension followed his allegation that President Tinubu was implementing a padded 2024 budget

Aso-Rock, AbujaPresident Bola Tinubu is said to be meeting with the president of the senate, Godswill Akpabio, deputy senate president Barau Jibrin, and other lawmakers at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The closed-door meeting between the president and the senate’s leadership followed the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi of Bauchi Central and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker.

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Tinubu meets Akpabio, others in a closed-door meeting after Ningi’s suspension
Photo Credit: Godswill Akpabio, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Source: Twitter

According to The Punch, the suspended senator had accused the executive of implementing a budget not approved by the Senate on January 1, 2024.

Who is Senator Ninge

Ningi is the senate committee chairman on population and northern senators’ forum. He made the allegation in an interview on BBC Hausa, saying that President Tinubu-led federal government executed a budget particularly higher than what was passed by the national assembly

The embattled senator said the House had passed the N25tn budget after being debated, but the Tinubu-led federal government was currently implementing a budget of N28.7tn.

On Monday, March 11, the suspended senator insisted that N3.7tn, which President Tinubu is currently implementing, could not be accounted for in the 2024 budget.

After about three hours of deliberation by the Senate on Tuesday, March 12, the senate resolved to suspend Ningi for three months.

Soon after the senate concluded its plenary, the leadership of the house met with President Tinubu at the presidential villa.

Ningi resigns as NSF chairman earlier reported that Senator Ningi of the Peoples Democratic Party from Bauchi state has resigned as the chairman of the northern senators’ form.

Ningi’s resignation letter was sighted barely an hour after the senate suspended him over allegations of budget padding.

The embattled senator accused President Bola Tinubu-led federal government of implementing a 2024 budget higher than what the senate debated and passed.


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