Lawmaker Sues Buhari For Issuing Bailout To States

Lawmaker Sues Buhari For Issuing Bailout To States

General Muhammadu Buhari pictured at APC Presidential Primaries in 2015.

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Igariwey Onwe, on Wednesday, July 16, 2015 sued President Muhammadu Buhari in a Federal High Court in Abuja,  for granting a bailout to states.

Onwe representing Ebonyi South  claims that the decision was unconstitutional, null and void.

Reports on Channels Television has it that Onwe is seeking to establish whether the President can by way of fiat, call for the appropriation and disbursement of public revenue from the distributable pool account to the Federal, State and Local Governments, without prescription from the National Assembly.

He also filed a suit against the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Mohammed Adoke; the Federal Ministry of Finance; the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC); the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris; and Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura.

President Buhari recently approved a N700 billion bailout package to help combat the issue of unpaid workers’ salaries which generated protests and industrial actions in many states.

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