Governors of 36 states of federation appeals to Federal High Court judgment

Written by on April 4, 2022

The Governors of the 36 states of the federation have appealed the Federal High Court judgment which dismissed their suit challenging the planned deduction of 418 million Dollars from the Federation Account.

The governors made the appeal through their Attorneys General in a statement signed by fived Senor Advocates of Nigeria, S. I. Ameh, J. S. Okutepa, Dr Garba Tetengi, Ahmed Raji and Olumuyiwa Akinboro.

The governors advised the public and all financial institutions in Nigeria and abroad that the matter was subjudice, urging them to desist from dealing with the defendants in the suit.

The money is meant to settle debts owed consultants engaged by state and local governments on the Paris Club refunds.

According to the statement, the defendants that the general public are advised not to deal with are Dr Chris Asoluka (doing business under the name and style of NIPAL Consulting Network, Linas International Limited, Joe Odey Agi, (Practising under the name and style of Joe Agi, SAN & Associates).

The Federal High Court in Abuja on March 25 dismissed a suit instituted by the 36 states’ Attorneys-General challenging plans by the Federal Government to deduct funds from the federation account to settle 418 million Dollars judgment debt in relation to the Paris Club refund.

Anthony Samuel

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