Nigeria’s belongings within the UK are usually not susceptible to being seized over judgment fantastic, Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami mentioned on Wednesday in Abuja.
The minister advised newsmen that the Federal Authorities was vigorously defending its pursuits within the UK.
Malami was reacting to what he described as false assertions broadly circulating on-line that: ”If Nigeria fails to pay a judgment fantastic earlier than Feb. 15, Course of and Industrial Developments Ltd (P & ID) can implement the award in opposition to Nigeria.”
There’s an ongoing litigation between P &ID vs the Federal Authorities pending earlier than a courtroom in the UK and one other courtroom in the US.
“It should be highlighted within the mild of the above that neither the US courtroom or the UK courtroom has granted P&ID any enforcement orders in opposition to the Federal Authorities.
“This is because proceedings are still ongoing with the interests of the government being vigorously defended,” he mentioned.
Malami urged overseas associates and buyers to disregard the malicious experiences as the federal government was making efforts by way of authorized and diplomatic channels to resolve the problems in competition between the events concerned within the matter.