Budget Padding: Senator Abdul Ningi Resigns As Chairman Northern Senators Forum

By Bashir Ishaq Muhammad

Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi has decided to step down as the chairman of the Northern Senators Forum.

Senator Ningi made the decision following his three months suspension by the senate due to the allegations he made on budget padding.

The resignation of Senator Ningi from Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was communicated in a letter dated March 11th, 2024 and forwarded to the Secretary Northern Senators Forum, indicating his decision of stepping aside as the forums’ chairman.

Expressing his mind in the letter, Senator Ningi attributed his resignation to what he described as “unfolding event” in the Senate, North and Nigeria at large.