FAAN, firm get court’s nod to settle concession case
Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos has granted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and one of its major concessionaires, I-Cube West Africa, two weeks to explore out-of-court settlement.
The judge approved the talks on February 28, 2020 following an application by FAAN.
In the suit, marked FHC/L/CS/2364/2019, the company claims that FAAN wrongfully terminated its concession deal.
I-Cube West Africa said before the termination, it had a 10-year contract to manage the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Access toll gates.
During proceedings on February 18, I-Cube West Africa, through its counsel, Charles Ebhoman, applied for the parties to maintain status quo. FAAN’s counsel J.O. Lolo opposed him.
But, in a bench ruling, Justice Oweibo upheld Ebhoman’s prayer.
The judge ordered the parties to maintain the status quo, pending the hearing of applications on the next adjournment.
“The claimant (Rose Pine Integrated Limited) and FAAN and Integrated Intelligent Imaging West (Defendants) in the suit are hereby directed to maintain status quo ante bellem,” Justice Oweibo said.
But during proceedings on February 28, I-Cube West Africa, through Ebhoman, told the judge that FAAN had violated the court order.