No fewer than 1000 Civil Society Organisations (CSO) are set to picket the British and Irish embassies, Monday September 2, 2019 over the United Kingdom court’s $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria.
The Secretary General of Coalition of Civil Society (CSO) groups, Mr Abubakar Ibrahim, gave the hint during a brief chat Friday in Abuja.
Mr Ibrahim said that apart from the CSOs, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and other pro-democracy groups are all ready to join the protest next week.
“The protest is going to be massive because we are all displeased with such a fraudulent judgment. Those who are behind this huge corruption must be brought to book,” Ibrahim said.
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has also expressed its readiness to challenge the UK court’s $9.6bn judgment in a United States of America’s court in order to protect Nigeria’s interest and its assets.