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Group drags RSG to court over public spending

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Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu
A group under the aegis of CLUB-401 has dragged the Rivers State Government to court over the building of multi-million naira homes for Judges in the State.
CLUB-401 in the suit filed at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt said the action of the Governor is a bad precedent because it violates the rule of Separation of Powers as enshrined in Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution.
The group also questioned the purchase of vehicles for members of the National Assembly, the building of hostels and auditorium for the Nigerian Law School in Bayelsa State, building of quarters and offices of Federal establishments, and hosting of conferences for professional organizations; all with Rivers State funds.
The suit is also asking the Court to make declarations that Governor Nyesom Wike should stop spending funds that are not appropriated in the budget on things that has no economic value for Rivers State.
Attorney General of Rivers State, Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and the Council of Legal Education of Nigeria are all defendants in the matter.
Our correspondent reports that the suit is yet to be fixed for hearing.

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