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PDP wants investigation on alleged N3.7 trn budget padding

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an independent investigation into the alleged N3.7 trillion budget padding by the National Assembly.

The PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja.

Ologunagba said that the investigation would help to unravel the circumstances leading to the suspension of Sen. Abdul Ningi (PDP-Bauchi) by the Senate, saying that Ningi was suspended without a detailed inquest into the alleged budget padding raised by him.

He described the suspension as a desperate move to suppress the investigation, conceal the facts, and sweep them under the rug.

He said that the Senate should have referred the matter to the appropriate Standing Committee for an open investigation in line with its existing rules.

“The PDP calls for an independent investigation into the allegation that a staggering N3.7 trillion was discreetly inserted into the 2024 budget for alleged non-existent projects,“ he said.
The Senate suspended Ningi on Tuesday for three months after he alleged that the 2024 budget was padded with N3.7 trillion by the National Assembly. (NAN)

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