The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the FG to provide information on the spending of the alleged missing N30 trillion which represents some accruable income to the FG during the last four years of GEJ’s administration.
The judgment was delivered last week by Hon Justice Ibrahim Buba following a Freedom of Information suit number FHC/L/CS/196/2015 brought by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
The suit followed the claim by the former Governor of CBN. Charles Soludo, that at least N30 trillion “has either been stolen or unaccounted for, or grossly mismanaged over the last few years under Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s watch.”
Justice Buba said in the judgment, “Mrs Okonjo-Iweala and the FG have no legally justifiable reason for refusing to provide SERAP with the information requested for. SERAP’s application is granted as prayed.”
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