Senate Recalls Senator Abdul Ningi From Suspension

The Nigerian Senate has pardoned and recalled Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, who was suspended on March 12, 2024.

Recall a three-month suspension was handed to the Bauchi Central Senator, over his allegation of a ₦3.7 trillion padding of the 2024 budget.

The upper legislative chamber recalled Ningi following a joint motion sponsored by Abba Moro, minority leader; Olalere Oyewumi, senator representing Osun south; and Osita Ngwu, senator representing Enugu west. Senator Moro had in his lead pledged to assume full responsibility for Sen. Ningi’s actions, acknowledging the gravity of the suspension.

The senator’s conduct during the period of suspension has been a matter of scrutiny and debate within the legislative body. President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, emphasized the senator’s resourcefulness and described him as a valued member of the Senate, adding that the decision to recall Sen. Ningi transcends religious and ethnic divides.