The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has threatened a legal action against the United Nations if the global body fails to release the reports of money donated for the benefits of Nigerians.
The minister said this in an interview with AIT News, where she claimed that the United Nations had not been transparent in the manner in which they utilised funds they got from donations for Nigerians.
The one-month ultimatum given by the minister starts from today, October 16 to November 15, with the minister affirming that she was working on a pre-action notice to be served on the UN.
She said, “And I stand here as a minister of woman affairs to demand from UN, all the UN; that we want account of all the money they sourced from donors in the name of Nigeria. We want to see the account of it and if you don’t give us this account, at least let Nigerians see what has been going on. Then you plead with them, apologise to them and change your ways.
“From 16th of October to November 15th. If we don’t see these reports published for Nigerians to see, we are heading to court. From 16th of October to November 8, they get our pre-action letters. That is to prepare them on the 15th, we are heading to court. And I am promising Nigerians that immediately it is that 15th, by the next day, you will hear the suit number and all of you, we will gather to that place for the case to come on, and call for them to call for them to defend the money, they are using you to collect from donor.”