The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to court over “failure to provide information about spending of the alleged missing N30tn, which represents some accruable income to the Federal Government in the past four years”.
The suit, filed at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, followed a Freedom of Information request by SERAP to Mrs Okonjo-Iweala dated February 2. The originating summon, with suit number FHC/L/CS/196/2015, was filed on behalf of the organization by Senior Staff Attorney, Olukayode Majekodunmi.
SERAP’s suit followed disclosure by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo that over N30tn had been missing, or stolen, or unaccounted for, or simply mismanaged under the minister’s watch.
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