S’Court to hear States’ case on fuel subsidy financing Dec 8

The Supreme Court will on December 8 hear the suit filed by the 36 states of the federation challenging alleged irregularities in the methods adopted by the Federal Government, acting through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in deducting fuel subsidy funds.

The states alleged that the Federal Government had been cheating them through the ways and manner the subsidy claims were paid.

Mr. Joseph Daudu and Mr Lateef Fagbemi, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, filed the suit on behalf of the states.

The states also enjoined the Supreme Court to, among other prayers, declare the practice as violating provisions of Sections 88 and 162 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

Source: This Day

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