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The Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the commencement of a suit seeking information on specific deals struck by or involving the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The planned suit also seeks information on the names, states of origin, qualifications, earnings and gratuity package of all CBN staff members from the entry level to the position of the governor.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had on December 2, 2020, granted the permission for the commencement of the suit as required for any judicial review suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel a public institution or officer to perform a duty for public good.

The certified true copy of the enrolled order issued by the judge was made available to our correspondent on Sunday.

The plaintiff, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, claimed in its ex parte application for the leave of court to begin the suit that the CBN and its governor, Godwin Emefiele, had failed to disclose detailed information it requested on the strength of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

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