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Lawyers cry out over Buhari’s refusal to pay judgement debts

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Nigerian attorneys have cried out over President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s deliberate refusal to pay judgement money owed within the final six years, saying they’ve been badly affected.

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The Attorneys and Authorized Counsels have revealed that they have been concerned in a number of litigation on behalf of their purchasers at varied Nigerians Courts, which a fairly variety of instances have been gained, however Nigerian authorities refused to pay judgement money owed.

The event was revealed in an announcement issued by the Director of Authorized Providers, Centre for Civic Training, Barrister Agomuo Chimaobi on behalf of the attorneys, saying, the unpaid judgement money owed are affecting them economically, having used their private assets to prosecute a number of the instances on behalf of their purchasers.

The assertion, which was despatched to DAILY POST, identified that the Federal authorities has incurred judgement money owed from the decrease Courts of the Supreme Courtroom, urging the Federal authorities to repay these money owed.

The assertion reads partly: “Because the inception of the President Mohammed Buhari administration, the president has made efforts in settling and paying off money owed owed by the federal authorities of Nigeria to native contractors, subsidy fee, the schooling sector.

“Nonetheless, the Buhari administration since 2015 has not complied in settling and paying for judgement debt owed by the federal authorities of Nigeria to its residents, organisations and enterprise entities in Nigeria.

“The money owed are judgments which emanated from the Federal Excessive court docket of Nigeria. The Courtroom of Enchantment of Nigeria and the Supreme Courtroom of Nigeria.

“These judgement money owed are compiled on the workplace of the Honourable Legal professional Common of the federation and the minister of justice.

The attorneys expressed disappointment that the Nationwide Meeting appropriated judgement money owed from. 2015 to 2021, however the Workplace of the Legal professional-Common and Minister of Justice maintain denying the supply of funds.

“This to us , is seemingly unconstitutional for the manager arm of presidency to proceed in neglecting judgements of the Judicial arm of presidency, particularly superior courts of information vested with the powers to adjudicate between people, organisations and all arms of presidency as said in part 6(1) of the 1999 structure (as amended).

“We’re due to this fact utilizing the mass media as empowered by Part 22 of the 1999 structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to cry out for justice by means of fee of the judgement money owed by the federal authorities.

“We urge the president to rise to the event and as a matter of pressing Nationwide significance, contemplate the frequent man, the residents of Nigeria whose companies and belongings proceed to decrease by the non-payment of judgement debt owed since 2015 and the influence of COVID-19 to our economic system. Mr President, please save our souls. As they are saying “justice delayed is justice denied”.

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