Ubani, Nwokwu Seek Information On $1.9b  Nigeria/Niger Republic Railway Project.


Hyacinth Chinweuba

Former 2nd Vice-President of Nigeria Bar Association, Mr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani and Lagos lawyer, John Nwokwu have demanded for details of the proposed Kano-Niger Republic rail project from the Ministry of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi through the Freedom of Information Act, FOI.

In an FOI request dated September 29, 2020 and addressed to the Minister of Transportation, the two lawyers stated that their demand for details of the rail project was premised on the need for transparency and accountability.

Some of the information sought by the duo include actual cost of the project, contract papers and the firm handling it, economic benefit of the project and where it is provided for in the 2020

Appropriation Act,  including  the source of the generation of the fund for the contract.

They also requested to know the details of the deliberation and approval of such fund by the National Assembly.

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