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$60bn Oil Revenue Loss: Kachikwu Replies Falana’s FOI Request - TheCityPulseNews.com
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has acknowledged the request by human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), for the details of the loss of about $60bn oil revenue due to Nigeria. Falana‎ had made the request on the strength of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 through his letter dated April 10, 2019 and received by Kachikwu’s office on April 11. He threatened to sue the minister if his demand was not met within seven days of receiving his letter as prescribed by the FoI Act‎. In an April 11, 2019 reply, the minister, through his Chief of Staff, Ms. Oge Modie, acknowledged Falana’s letter but neither supplied the requested information nor promised to do so in future. The terse letter with reference number MPR/COS/042/VOL.1/795, and signed by Modie, reads, “On behalf of the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kackikwu, this is to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 10, 2019 and received on April 11, 2019 on the above subject matter.”‎ ‎Falana had explained in his letter to the minister that the huge loss of oil revenue was caused by the refusal of some public officials to implement the …