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SERAP files lawsuit against Tinubu administration for not disclosing ex-presidents’ loan details

SERAP Files Lawsuit Against Government Over Failure to Publish Loan Spending Details

The recent lawsuit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the government of President Bola Tinubu has sparked a wave of interest and concern among Nigerians. The suit, which targets the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr Wale Edun, and the Debt Management Office (DMO), seeks to compel the government to publish spending details of loans obtained by past administrations.

SERAP’s argument for transparency and accountability in government spending is a crucial one, especially in a country like Nigeria where millions of citizens continue to face extreme poverty and lack access to basic public goods and services. By demanding access to loan agreements and spending details, SERAP is advocating for the public’s right to know how their government is utilizing borrowed funds.

The staggering amount of debt accumulated by the Nigerian government, as highlighted by SERAP, raises questions about the management and accountability of these loans. With billions of dollars in loans obtained since the return of democracy in 1999, it is imperative that citizens have the opportunity to scrutinize and demand accountability for the spending of these funds.

The lawsuit serves as a reminder of the importance of transparency in governance and the need for public officials to be answerable for their actions. The right to information, as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution and international human rights instruments, is a fundamental aspect of democracy that empowers citizens to hold their government accountable.

As the case unfolds in the Federal High Court, Lagos, all eyes will be on the outcome and the potential impact it could have on promoting transparency and accountability in government spending. The fight for good governance and responsible use of public funds is a collective effort, and SERAP’s lawsuit is a significant step towards ensuring that the interests of the Nigerian people are protected.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story as we continue to follow the progress of SERAP’s lawsuit against the Nigerian government.

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