$418 million Paris Club fee: Governors attack Malami, say AGF acting in personal interest

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has disagreed with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on the payment of consultants for Paris Club refund.

NGF’s Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, read the forum’s communique to State House correspondents on Wednesday after its meeting at State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Mr Malami had recently told journalists that the governors’ forum agreed on the engagement of consultants to provide certain services for them relating to the recovery of the Paris Club.

“When eventually, successes were recorded associated with the refund, associated with Paris Club, the governors collectively and individually presented a request to the federal government for the fund.

“And among the components of the claim presented for the consideration of the federal government was a component related to the payment of these consultants that are now constituting the subject of contention,’’ Mr Malami…

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