SERAP Sues Buhari, Demands Recovery Of Lacking ₦881bn In 367 MDAs

SERAP Sues Buhari, Demands Recovery Of Lacking ₦881bn In 367 MDAs

A report aggregate of SERAP and President Muhammadu Buhari

The Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Mission (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit towards President Muhammadu Buhari “over his failure to probe allegations that over ₦880bn of public funds are lacking from 367 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).”

The swimsuit adopted the grim allegations contained in Segment 2 of the 2018 Annual Audited File by the Administrative middle of the Auditor-No longer unusual of the Federation that ₦880,894,733,084.811 was spent by 367 MDAs with out any appropriation.

SERAP is, as a consequence of this reality, calling for the prosecution of these suspected to be accountable, and the restoration of any lacking or diverted public funds.

In accordance with the swimsuit filed closing week at the Federal High Courtroom in Abuja, SERAP is searching for: “an voice of mandamus to dispute and compel President Buhari to promptly evaluate the alleged lacking N881bn of public funds, and to be clear that the prosecution of these suspected to be accountable, and the entire restoration of any lacking, mismanaged or diverted public funds.”

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In the swimsuit, SERAP argued that: “complying with constitutional requirements and global standards on spending of public funds could possibly per chance be clear that effective and efficient administration of public resources, and build the country’s wealth and resources to work for the in vogue proper of all Nigerians, including that “it is in the curiosity of justice to grant this utility, because it would possibly probably possibly per chance encourage admire for the rights of Nigerians, and encourage their uncover admission to to mandatory public goods and products and services, which ought to nonetheless be supplied by the indicted MDAs.”

SERAP additionally argued that: “President Buhari has a constitutional accountability to be clear that the investigation and prosecution of allegations of corruption, as properly as restoration of any lacking public funds. Allotment 15[5] of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended), requires the Buhari administration to abolish all immoral practices and abuse of energy.

“Granting the reliefs sought would encourage to take care of the detrimental consequences of unconstitutional and wretched administration of public resources on the human rights of wretched Nigerians.

“The alleged lacking public funds include hampered the flexibility of the indicted MDAs to meet the wants of common residents, as the lacking funds could possibly per chance include helped the government to make investments in key public goods and products and services, and to encourage uncover admission to of Nigerians to these goods and products and services.”

Joined in the swimsuit as respondents are the Minister of Justice and Licensed skilled No longer unusual of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN; and the Minister of Finance, Budget and Nationwide Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

No date has been fastened for the hearing of the swimsuit.

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