Senator Ningi Denies Accusations of Budget Padding


Senator Abdul Ningi, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, has refuted claims that he accused the National Assembly of padding the 2024 budget with a staggering sum of N3 trillion.

Addressing his colleagues during a Senate open session in Abuja, Senator Ningi clarified that he never made such statements, labeling them as fake.

He emphasized that he never issued any document alleging budget padding and urged his fellow senators to take note of this clarification.

Meanwhile,The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations,Senator Olamilekan Adeola, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, expressed his displeasure at the situation. Moreover,He insisted on addressing the issue openly rather than behind closed doors.

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However,Adeola initially called for a press conference but postponed it, stating that the issue would be addressed on the floor.

He further explained that his plan to tackle the alleged budget padding through a press conference had been withdrawn, opting instead to address the matter internally within the Senate’s legislative mechanisms.

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