FOI Request: SERAP Sues Okonjo-Iweala Over Missing N30trn

A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos against the minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for allegedly failing to provide information about how the alleged missing N30 trillion was spent.

SERAP in the suit, which is sequence to a Freedom of Information request made by SERAP to Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala dated 2nd February 2015, argued that the minister “As trustee of public funds has a legal duty to render account on the missing N30tn to the beneficiaries (Nigerians) of the trust, if and when called upon to do so.”
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The organisation is seeking “a declaration that by virtue of the provisions of Section 4 (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, the defendant is under a binding legal obligation to provide the plaintiff with up to date information relating to the spending of the alleged missing N30tn, which represents some accruable income to the federal government in the past four years.

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