A member of the House of Representatives in Nigeria has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for granting a bailout to states, insisting that the decision was ‘unconstitutional, null and void’.
Honourable Igariwey Onwe filed the case with the Abuja High Court on Wednesday.
He is seeking to establish, whether the President can, by way of fiat, call for the appropriation and disbursement of public revenue from the distributable pool account to the Federal, State and Local Governments, without prescription from the National Assembly.
President Buhari had recently approved a 400 billion Naira bailout package to enable states pay salaries to their workers.
Joined in the suit alongside President Buhari are the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice and the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Others are the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, the Accountant General of the Federation and Auditor General of the Federation.