by Akan Ido
The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and two others have been sued by the Kano State Government for allegedly refusing to provide information on deductions from its allocations and those of its local governments.
Also listed in the case brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja, are the finance ministry and the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
The Kano Government says its official had, on April 11, written to the PPPRA for information on the issue.
The Nation reports it thus:
The state further stated that respondents have been making deductions in this regard from the monies accruable to it and its local governments, but have never disclosed the amount deducted since 2005 to date.
The state said it had sought the information through due process, but was denied by the respondents, which informed its filing of this application brought under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.