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Senator Ningi insists N3.7trn projects in 2024 budget not traceable

Senator Ningi

Senator Abdul Ningi has insisted that projects worth N3.7 trillion in the 2024 Appropriation Act are not traceable.

Ningi who is the Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, had an interview over the weekend where he alleged that the National Assembly debated and passed N25 trillion as the 2024 budget and not the N28.7 trillion that is being implemented by the federal government.

The senator also accused the Tinubu administration of not being fair to all sections of the country by the ongoing implementation of the budget.

Reacting to the allegations, Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy in a statement on Sunday, March 10, said the claim by Senator Ningi was “false and there is no truth whatsoever in the allegation”. Read here.

However, speaking with newsmen at the Senate on Monday, Ningi stood his ground, saying he was prepared for actions to be taken against him.

“I am not afraid of suspension by the Senate. I stand by what I said: N3.7 trillion is not traced to any project in the 2024 Budget. I spoke for myself and not on behalf of the Northern Senator Forum.

“I never said the federal government is operating with two budgets. I only said N25 trillion was traced to projects and N3.7 trillion was not traced to any project.” he said

 

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