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‘Let bygones be bygones’ — Akpabio welcomes Ningi from suspension

Abdul Ningi, senator representing Bauchi central Abdul Ningi, senator representing Bauchi central

Senate President Godswill Akpabio says Abdul Ningi, senator representing Bauchi central, is a resourceful individual that the red chamber needs.

Akpabio spoke on the floor of the senate on Tuesday when he welcomed Ningi back from suspension.

The Bauchi senator was suspended for three months in March for alleging that the 2024 budget was padded by N3 trillion.

The upper legislative chamber recalled Ningi after he had spent more than two months on suspension.

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“Distinguished Senator Abdul Ningi, you are a very resourceful person needed in the 10th senate,” Akpabio told Ningi.

“Your electorate from Bauchi central senatorial district voted for you. You are welcome, and let bygones be bygones.”

Earlier, Ningi thanked the senate for recalling him.

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“Mr President, distinguished colleagues, I rise with profound humility to commend the senate, its president, senator Godswill Akpabio, the senate leadership, and the minority caucus for recalling me from suspension,” he said.

“I was in Turkey when the news got to me last week, and I’m very appreciative of the gesture.

“I’m happy to be back at home because the national assembly is like home to me, having served as house leader, deputy senate leader in the past, and now as one of the distinguished serving senators.

“I also thank my state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, the people of Bauchi state and other Nigerians who reached out to me in one way or the other during the period that has now been put behind.”

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