Abdul Ahmed Ningi
|Abdul Ahmed Ningi|
|Member of House of Representative|
|Constituency||Ningi/ Warji Constituency (Bauchi State)|
|Political party||People's Democratic Party (PDP)|
Abdul Ahmed Ningi is a member of the Nigerian House of Representative who represents the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ningi/ Warji Constituency of Bauchi State. He became a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives in 1999, was reelected in 2003, lost a 2007 election but regained his seat in 2008.
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In March 2005, Ahmed Ninji repudiated allegations that President Olusegun Obasanjo had made in a broadcast stated that members of the National Assembly were corrupt. He pointed out various flaws in the report.
In November 2005, Ahmed Ninji supported a proposal by President Olusegun Obasanjo to pay of US$12.4 billion of debt to the Paris Club. Also in November 2005, Ahmed Ninji strongly opposed a directive by the Minister of Education, Mrs. Chinwe Obaji that allowed universities to conduct post-Joint Admission and Matriculation Board tests, on the basis that the additional fees for these tests were unacceptable and the minister's action was unconstitutional.
In May 2006, Ningi was quoted as saying that homosexuality is an embarrassment to Nigeria and needs to be formally confronted to send a clear signal that it is unacceptable in the country.
In January 2007, Ningi was involved in an unsuccessful process to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo. Speaker Aminu Masari may have ensured the failure of the process by assigning it to a committee chaired by Ningi. Abdul Ninji opposed use of the electronic voting machine for the 2007 elections, saying Nigeria was not mature enough for that kind of voting system.
In the 2007 elections, Abdul Ningi, was defeated by an undergraduate student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Salisu Zakari, representing the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). Following an appeal, he was declared representative for the Ningi/Warji federal constituency in June 2008.
After his election in 2008, Abdul Ahmed Ningi was appointed to House committees on Sports, Ministry of Niger Delta, Legislative Budget & Research, Federal Capital Territory and Works.
In December 2008, after sectarian violence broke out in Plateau State during local council elections, Abdul Ningi led a motion that rejected a call for a declaration of a state of emergency and resolved to probe the cause of the crisis.
In April 2009, as Chairman of House Committee on Police Affairs, Abdul Ningi invited the Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro and the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Farida Waziri to explain what had happened to the N16 billion recovered from the former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun.
In June 2009, as chairman of an ad hoc committee on the Niger Delta, Ningi blamed multinationals for failing to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the area. During a crisis between the Joint Task Force (JTF) and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta in the Gbaramatu Kingdom of Warri South West Local Government Area, when about 3,500 people were displaced, he criticized oil companies in the area for their lack of concern for the displaced people in the area, singling out NNPC, Shell and Chevron.
In July 2009, during the continuing debate over the budget, Abdul Ningi as House chairman of the Committee on Police Affairs said Nigeria is under-policed, with only 368,000 policemen for 150 million Nigerians, and the police budget was insufficient compared to forces such as the army. Abdul Ningi said the security situation was because criminals had more sophisticated arms and ammunition than the police.
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- JAMES OJO (August 5, 2007). "Out of power, no one gives you any respect again". The Daily Sun. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Aliyu Machika (23 June 2008). "Abdul Ningi Returns to the House". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Tashikalmah Hallah (18 October 2008). "Some People are Working Against Kafin Zaki Dam - Abdul Ningi". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "Reps Rejects Emergency Rule In Plateau". Nigerian Observer. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "TAFA's N16 BILLION LOOT RE-LOOTED". Daily Sun. April 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-30.[dead link]
- "Crude supplies to refineries ‘ll dry up in 15 days —NNPC". Nigeria Daily News. June 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "NEMA registered 3500 displaced people In Warri". ReliefWeb. 28 Jun 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Festus Owete (July 23, 2009). "Reps ask Yar’Adua to quit". Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Lanre Adewole, Idowu Samuel and Bola Badmus (2009-07-23). "Okiro owes failed bank N166m - NDIC - It’s a personal deal - Police - Reps summon him". BNW. Retrieved 2009-09-30.