Court grants SERAP’s request sue finance minister

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of spending of the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China to fund the apparently failed Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) project, the names of contractors who collected money, and why Nigeria is re-paying the loan, may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Federal Government to disclose these details.

Justice Anwuri Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, last week granted leave clearing the way for SERAP to advance its case to compel Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to disclose the details of payment of the $460 Chinese loan to contractors, and whether the sum of N1.5 billion paid in…

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