Women Affairs Minister Threatens To Sue UN Over ‘Unremitted Donors’ Funds’

The United Nations (UN) may be sued for allegedly misusing money intended for Nigeria, according to Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye, minister of women’s affairs.

Kennedy-Ohaneye accused the UN of collecting money on the nation’s behalf without remitting it while speaking at a news conference on Monday in Abuja.

The minister threatened legal action against the international organization if it did not deliver the required data to her government by November 15 at the latest.

“I stand here as the minister of women affairs to demand from the UN, the account of all the monies they sourced from donors in Nigeria’s name. We want to see the account of what they did,” she said.

“If you don’t give us this account, at least let Nigerians see what is going on, then you [UN] apologise to them.

“From 16th of October to November 15, if we don’t get those reports for Nigerians to see, we are heading to court. [They have] from 16th October to November 8.

“They will get our pre-action letter that is to prepare that by 15th we are heading to court and I am promising Nigerians that by 15th you will hear the lawsuit number.”

The minister did not state the specific amount the UN allegedly took on behalf of Nigeria or what the funds were meant for.