Kano Sues Okonjo-Iweala, PPPRA Over Deductions

gov-kwankwaso-kano-state_0The Kano State Government has dragged the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and two others over their alleged refusal to provide it with information regarding deductions from its allocations and those of its local governments for the Petroleum Support Fund (PSF).

Joined in the case brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja, are the finance ministry and the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

The Kano State government, in a supporting affidavit to its ex-parte application, stated that its officials had written to the PPPRA on April 11 for information on the issue.

The applicant further stated that respondents have been making deductions in this regard from the monies accruable to it and its local Governments, but have never disclosed the amount deducted since 2005 to date.

The state said it had sought the information through due process, but was denied by the respondents, which informed its filing of this application brought under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

The case has been adjourned till July 21 for hearing of the substantive motion.


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