Court adjourns suits on privatization of Benue Links
Written by Samson Ojeniran on May 9, 2023
The Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi has adjourned the case on privatization between the Benue State government and its owned transport company, Benue Links, to July 10.
Our correspondent reports that the hearing was filed by the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Technical and Civil Service Employees against the Governor of Benue State and seven others.
It would be recalled that the union led by its Benue Links Branch Chairman, Comrade Alexander Fanafa, had dragged the Benue State Government to Court over his attempts to privatize the transport company, a move they described as sinister.
When the case came up for hearing the presiding Judge, Justice Abdul Dogo, adjourned the hearing to July, 10, 2023 on the application of the plaintiff’s counsel.
Relatedly, the Court of Appeal has also adjourned till June 8, 2023, hearing in the Appeal filed by the union and three others against the judgment of the High Court of Benue State sitting in Makurdi.
The state government had in August, 2021 put up 25 of its public assets classified as moribund for outright sale or concessions including the transport company known as Benue Links.
However, the AUPCTRE Benue Links branch in Makurdi, had gone to court, urging the state government to rescind its decision about the transport company because the establishment had not at any time since 33 years existence under performed.