Senator Abdul Ningi has resigned his position as the chairman of the Northern Senators Forum (NSF).

This comes barely an hour after Ningi was suspended for three months for alleging that the 2024 budget had been padded with illegal projects worth over N3 trillion.

Earlier, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim moved the motion for Ningi’s suspension for 12 months over allegations of criminal misinformation and breach of peace in the National Assembly and the country by extension.

But Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong moved for the amendment of the motion by Ibrahim.


Ekpenyong, who is from Cross River South Senatorial District; and Senator Abdulfatai Buhari from Oyo North prayed for the reduction of the suspension to six and three months respectively.

Akpabio, who described Ningi’s offences as “grievous”, conducted a voice vote during which most of the lawmakers voted in support of Ningi’s suspension for three months.

In an interview, Ningi had claimed that the Federal Government is operating two versions of the 2024 budget and that the N28.7 trillion Budget passed and signed into law by President Bola Tinubu was skewed against the north.

Suspended Senator Ningi Resigns [Letter Attached]



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