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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Budget Padding: Senate in rowdy session as Akpabio asks Ningi to apologize

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The Senate is currently in a rowdy session over the budget padding allegation levelled against it.

Recall that Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi had accused the Senate of padding the budget to the tune of N3.7 trillion.

Ningi, who is the Chairman of Northern Senators’ Forum, had alleged that the National Assembly debated and passed N25 trillion as 2024 budget and not the N28.7 trillion that is being implemented by the Federal Government.

He made the allegation while speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service.

Condemning the remark, Akpabio challenged Ningi to apologize for denting the image of the Senate.

However, the Senate went into a rowdy session while the matter was being deliberated upon.

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