The Lagos Federal High Court on its judgment, has ordered the Explanation of the spending Amounting over N200bn state funds collected by the government of former Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa from the Universal Basic Education fund and other allocations from the Federation Accounts During his tenure.

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    Honourable Justice Daniel Osiagor Deliver the judgment following a Freedom of Information suit number: FHC/L/CS/803/2019, charged against ex Governor Okowa by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).In his judgment, Justice Osiagor held that, “SERAP has a legal right to inquire and know the way and manner public institutions manage public money. I must say, that every citizen has a Right and duty to demand for transparency and accountability in governance of public institutions.Honourable Justice Osiagor has ordered the Delta State government to “Explain how the fomer Okowa government spent over N7.28 billion received from UBEC between 2015 and 2017, and N213 billion received from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in 2018 respectively, at an average of N17.8 billion monthly.

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