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UK Court Dismisses $11.5bn P&ID Case Against Nigeria, As Tinubu Hails Judgment

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A United Kingdom court, has dismissed the $11.5 billion (USD) award, with accumulated interest, previously granted to Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited in a 2010 botched agreement to supposedly construct a gas processing plant in Nigeria.

BIGPEN NIGERIA (https://bigpenngr.com) reports that Justice Robin Knowles from the Business and Property Court in London, ruled out the lawsuit today, Monday October 23, 2023, citing fraud as the basis for the award’s dismissal..

Reacting to the landmark ruling, President Bola Tinubu, expressed delight over the verdict which focused on the core issues of the case.

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Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement, said; President Bola Tinubu applauds today’s judgment rendered by Judge Robin Knowles of the Business and Property Court in London, awarding a landmark victory to the Federal Government of Nigeria over a firm known as Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited.

“Following Judge Knowles’ dismissal of the $11.5 billion (USD) value of the award plus accumulated interest, previously won by P&ID over a failed 2010 deal to allegedly build a gas processing plant, on the grounds that the award was obtained by fraud, President Tinubu commends the UK Court for prioritizing the merits of the case above all other considerations.

“This landmark judgment proves conclusively that nation states will no longer be held hostage by economic conspiracies between private firms and solitarily corrupt officials who conspire to extort and indebt the very nations they swear to defend and protect.

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“Today’s victory is not for Nigeria alone. It is a victory for our long exploited continent and for the developing world at large, which has for too long been on the receiving end of unjust economic malpractice and overt exploitation.

“Nigeria is appreciative of the tremendous efforts of the defense team and acknowledges the role of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Attorney-General in the process of defending Nigeria’s interest in this case,” the President stated.

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