Justice Minister Urges Court To Vacate Order In Suit Against NIMASA

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Updated June 30, 2013

Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice; Mister Mohammed Adoke has filed an Application seeking to discharge an order of a Federal High court against the Federal Government in a suit instituted by the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) over the non-payment of levies to NIMASA.

In an application filed on behalf of the Attorney General by Doctor Fabian Ajogwu, the Justice Minister argued that the order of court was essentially made against NIMASA, which was not a party to the suit, and not the office of the Attorney General.

The Attorney General said he is not a party to the dispute between NLNG and NIMASA and therefore no cause of action warranted the grant of the ex-parte order against him.

He therefore urged that NIMASA be given an opportunity to present its own side of the case and that the ex parte order be vacated and the application is fixed for July 4th.