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Buhari Government To Account For $460m Chinese Loan – Court Orders

Federal High Court Orders Nigerian Government to Account for $460 Million Chinese Loan for Failed Abuja CCTV Project

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian government must provide an account of how it spent a $460 million Chinese loan meant for the Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) project. The court also directed the government to disclose the total amount of money paid to Chinese and local companies involved in the project and provide specific details about the companies and contractors involved.

The judgment was delivered by Hon. Justice Emeka Nwite in response to a Freedom of Information suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The suit was prompted by the Minister of Finance’s disclosure in 2019 that Nigeria was servicing the loan without providing information on the project’s status.

Justice Nwite agreed with SERAP’s argument that there was a reasonable cause of action against the government and emphasized the public interest in holding them accountable for the loan expenditure. He also highlighted the Minister of Finance’s responsibility in overseeing the country’s finances and stated that she could not be unaware of the payments made to contractors for the CCTV project and the construction of the Code of Conduct Bureau headquarters.

The court further ordered the government to clarify whether the N1.5 billion paid for the failed construction of the Code of Conduct Bureau headquarters was part of another loan obtained from China.

In his judgment, Justice Nwite recognized SERAP’s objectives in promoting human rights, transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption in Nigeria. He concluded that SERAP had made a compelling case to be granted the reliefs sought.

The judgment emphasized the legal presumption that a document or letter sent by post is considered delivered, highlighting the importance of transparency and accountability in government actions.

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