Abdullahi Dangiwa – Abuja
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Minister of Petroleum Resources to grant the renewal of the Oil Mineral Lease 11 to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria for 20 years.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his judgment delivered on Shell’s suit, ruled that renewal would be for 20 years and not 30, as requested by the company.
The suit by Shell was instituted against the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Minister of State.
President Muhammadu Buhari doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.