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N3.7trn padding Allegation: “I have opened this can of worms” — Ningi

…Alleges Senate wants to arrest him


Senator Abdul Ningi has declared that he has opened the can of worms of padding in the 2024 appropriation budget to the tune of N3.7 trillion which neither himself nor the senate would be able to control.


Ningi disclosed this in an interview on Arise Television.

He said, “That is why I said I know this parliament very well, I have come a long way. And that is why we are speaking. Let’s speak.

“Have they ever asked me since the beginning of this so-called crisis, where are your findings? Where are the documents? I’m not using my head to come up with figures.

“Nobody has talked to me about evidence. Nobody has suggested even listening to me. All they are trying to do is to ensure that ‘how do we make sure that Ningi is silenced or arrested so that he doesn’t do anything?’

“I have opened this can of worms. Neither they nor I will be able to control it.”

The suspended senator alleged that the Senate is making attempts to arrest him over the allegation.

The Senate suspended Ningi for three months for claiming that projects worth N3.7 trillion in the 2024 budget were untraceable.


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