Governors Ready To Take FG To Court Over Excess Crude Account

The battle line is drawn as Nigerian governors have vowed to proceed with their case on the excess crude account in the Supreme Court. Last … Continue reading Governors Ready To Take FG To Court Over Excess Crude Account


The battle line is drawn as Nigerian governors have vowed to proceed with their case on the excess crude account in the Supreme Court.

Last year, the Supreme Court fixed May 9th, 2013 for definite settlement report in the suit filed by the 36 state governors, challenging the alleged maintenance and illegal deductions from the Federation Account by the Federal Government.

There have been several unsuccessful talks since 2008 to reach amicable settlement outside the court but after rising from a marathon session that stretched into the wee hours of today, the Governors Forum has come forward to state its intentions.

The Forum criticised the attitude of the Federal Government on the matter, saying that it will not tolerate further adjournments on the case but will seek a final resolution of the matter from the Supreme Court.

This is one of the key resolutions reached by the Forum in its first meeting for the year which took place in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.

The Forum also agreed to hold a two-day retreat to deliberate on the current state of security of the country and lead in the on-going efforts to eradicate polio in the country.