NGO Gives Nigerian Govt Ultimatum

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project gives the Nigerian government seven days ultimatum to commence collection of overdue revenue from six multinational oil companies

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given the Nigerian government seven days ultimatum to commence collection of overdue revenue from six multinational oil companies including Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) or face legal action.

SERAP says the alleged failure by the government to fully collect overdue revenue from the oil companies involved and ensure its transparent and efficient use for infrastructural development and the good of the country is a violation existing laws including its international human rights obligations and commitments."

The group says that, "Under international law, Nigeria is obligated to use its maximum available resources to achieve economic, social and cultural rights of its citizens.”

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All Africa

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