The Federal high Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned to 30th July for ruling in the suit filed by a lawyer, John Mary Jideobi against the president of the Senate, Speaker of the house of Representatives and six others.
Jideobi had challenged the legislative powers of the National Assembly to have enacted some sections in the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Establishment Act 2011.
In an originating summons, a legal Practitioner, Johnmary Jideobi is challenging the president of the Senate, Speaker, House of Representatives, Clerk of the National Assembly and five others.
He is challenging the legislative powers of the National Assembly to enact some some sections in the NSIA Establishment Act.
He alleged that those sections enacted have cut off some revenues accurable to the Federation account, which have been diverted to fund the activities of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.
At the last sitting the plaintiff and his counsel were nowhere to be found. He had filed a notice to discontinue the case but the defendants were not served.
Counsel to Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and its CEO had urged the court to dismiss the case with a cost of N1million against the Plaintiff.
Presiding Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed had ruled that it is only fair to give the Plaintiff the opportunity to appear before the court to explain