Court stops Bauchi government from awarding N4.5 billion contract

A Bauchi State High Court has on Tuesday restrained the outgoing Bauchi State government from awarding a contract amounting to N4.5 Billion under the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Justice S. I. Zadawa granted an order of interim injunction in a suit filed by two plaintiffs; Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience and Bauchi Assembly of Youths Political Actors prayed that court stops the defendants from awarding the contract saying it is an “unprogressive action” and a planned financial trap for the incoming administration of Bala Mohammed.

Justice Zadawa in his ruling said that an order of interim injunction is made restraining the defendants from proceeding with or awarding the contract of N4,500,000,000.00 or any other amount for that matter pending the hearing and determination of the motion on substantive suit.

In the suit number BA/113/2019, the plaintiffs are; Comr. Mukhtar Ismail, Malam Yakubu Adamu and three others while the respondents are; Chairman state SUBEB, Governor Mohammad Abubakar, State Government, Commissioner of Justice Bauchi state.

The case was adjourned to Thursday 23 May, 2019 for hearing.

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