A court in Abuja made Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume the non-Executive Chairman of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited again.
On Tuesday, the Court canceled the firing of the businessman and reversed the decision made by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 17. They said the President’s action was not fair, against the law, and not allowed.
A judge named Inyang Edem Ekwo made a decision. He said that Buhari and NNPCL must pay Ararume N5bn because they did something wrong by firing him.
Right away, Ekwo said that Ararume should go back to being the boss of NNPC, but without making big decisions. Ekwo also cancelled any choices made by the NNPC’s board when Ararume was away.
Ekwo believed that Buhari did something he was not supposed to do when he fired Ararume for using his name to register NNPCL. This is against the law and cannot be allowed.
Ararume brought Buhari to court saying that removing him as NNPC Chief is not right and goes against the law that created the NNPC. He wants the court to say it’s illegal, not allowed and against the law.
Ararume asked the court to let him have his job back and pay him N100 billion because he was unlawfully fired by President Buhari and suffered a lot of harm because of it.