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Presidency Wants NNPCL To Appeal Against Court’s Ruling On Senator Ararume

Femi Adesina

The Presidency has indicated that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) will appeal the judgment by Federal High Court in Abuja, restoring the official status of Senator Ifeanyi Ararume after being sacked.
A statement today, April 19, from the Presidency signed by Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said that NNPCL has already been given instruction to appeal the judgment.
The statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has taken due notice of judgment by the Federal High Court, Abuja, restoring Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the non-executive Chairman of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).
“While the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation /Minister for Justice is yet to receive a formal copy of the ruling, the President affirms that due judicial process will be followed, and NNPCL has already taken steps to go on appeal.
“The Administration respects the Rule of Law, and nothing will be done outside it to resolve the matter.”
The statement quoted President Buhari as calling for calm from all sides involved.

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The Federal High Court, which restored the status of Senator Ararume, asked NNPCL to pay him the sum of N5 billion as general damages.

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