The Federal High Court’s Kano Division set the decision date for July 19 in a motion challenging the injunction prohibiting the Kano State Government from borrowing N10 billion.
Dr. Yusuf Isyaka-Raba brought the lawsuit on behalf of the NGOs and Kano First Forum (KFF). He is asking for a court order to prevent the government of Kano State from taking out a N10 billion loan.
On July 1, Justice Abdullahi Liman ordered parties to maintain the status quo and forbade the Kano State Government from borrowing N10 billion for the installation of CCTV cameras.
The Kano State Governor, Kano State Attorney General, Kano State Commissioner of Finance, and Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly are the respondents in the lawsuit.
The Federal Ministry of Finance, Access Bank, the Debt Management Office, and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission are additional.
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When the case was set for hearing, Muhammad Dahuru, the respondent’s attorney, submitted a motion on July 7 asking the court to revoke the prior order it had made against its clients.
Mr. Dahuru claimed that “the suit lacks misrepresentation and concealment of material facts as well as irregularities.”
The respondent’s appeal to discharge the earlier obtained temporary order prohibiting the state government from borrowing N10 billion was opposed by the applicant’s attorney, Badamasi Suleiman.
Bala Nomau, legal counsel for the NGO Centre for Awareness on Justice and Accountability, and Bashir Yusuf, legal counsel for Basi, were added as interested parties when the respondents did not object.
“The interest to join the suit is because it is an issue of public matter which has to do with public funds,” he said.
KFF is attempting to prevent the governor of Kano State from borrowing N10 billion on the grounds that the laws and regulations governing loan transactions have not been followed.
The applicants claimed that the laws of Kano State 1968 and the Debt Management Office creation Act of 2003, as well as the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 and other laws, are illegal, invalid, and unenforceable.
On June 15, the State House of Assembly gave Mr. Ganduje’s request to acquire N10 billion from Access Bank approval.