Governors Drag FG to Court Over 10 National Integrated Power Projects


•Remain resolute in exploring all legal options in $418m Paris Club refund

Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The 36 states governors in Nigeria yesterday instructed their lawyers to drag the federal government to court over the Executive Order on the decision to sell the 10 National Integration Power Project.

The governors also said they remain resolute on legal options on the controversial $418 million Paris Club Fund.

In a communique at the end of the governors’ meeting signed by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the governors said,  “The Forum following its advocacy that the proposed privatisation of 10 National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) by the Federal Government of Nigeria should be stopped, instructed its lawyers to approach the Federal High Court which at present has issued a court order restraining all the parties in the suit from taking any step or action that will make or render the outcome…

Source: Thisday Newspaper