The English Courtroom on Friday granted permission to Nigeria to argue the $9.6 billion arbitral award made in opposition to the federal authorities.
Umar Gwandu, spokesman to the attorney-Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made this identified in an announcement.
The courtroom has allowed Nigeria to carry the problem exterior the conventional closing dates, as a result of proof offered on fraud, Gwandu stated.
The federal government is searching for to upturn the judgment in favour of Course of and Industrial Growth Restricted (P&ID) over a gasoline provide and processing settlement (GSPA).
The assertion stated the Buhari administration, having inherited the dispute from the earlier administration, “uncovered proof that the GSPA was a sham industrial deal designed to fail from the beginning ”
Gwandu famous that Nigeria will now proceed to a full trial of the problems, the place a substantive software to lastly put aside the award will likely be heard.
He stated the federal authorities is happy with the courtroom’s determination.
He referred to as it a serious victory within the ongoing struggle “in opposition to the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.”
“In gentle of the brand new and substantive proof offered concerning, P&ID’s fraudulent and corrupt actions, the Courtroom has granted our software for an extension of time to listen to our problem out of regular closing dates.
“Investigations into the GSPA are ongoing, and we’re firmly dedicated to overturning the award to make sure that this cash goes in direction of Nigeria’s future, not into the pockets of millionaires attempting to use our nation”, it learn.
On Thursday, Malami stated Nigeria has learnt classes from the saga.