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Nigerian Senate Recalls Suspended Senator Abdul Ningi

Nigerian Senate recalls suspended Senator Abdul Ningi
Senator Abdul Ningi

The Nigerian Senate has lifted the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi, who was suspended on March 12, 2024, over allegations of budget padding.

The recall process was initiated after a motion moved by Deputy Minority Leader Senator Abba Moro, who expressed regret on behalf of the suspended senator and pledged to assume full responsibility for Sen. Ningi’s actions.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio described Senator Ningi as a valued member of the Senate and emphasized the importance of unity and inclusivity, stating that the decision to recall him transcended religious and ethnic divides.

The recall comes after Ningi threatened legal action if not reinstated within seven days, as reported by SaharaReporters.

Ningi was suspended for three months after an interview with the BBC, where he alleged discrepancies in the 2024 budget passed by the National Assembly and the one being implemented by the Presidency.

The Senate’s decision to recall Ningi brings an end to the three-month suspension, allowing him to resume his duties as a senator.

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