P&ID Statement on UK Court Hearing

The following is a statement from P&ID:

“Nigeria is peddling a conspiracy theory more suited for internet chatrooms than a London court room. The latest wild allegations now target a wide range of officials, claiming that the then-Petroleum Minister who signed the agreement with P&ID, multiple other Nigerian officials (including other cabinet-level ministers), and even Nigeria’s own lawyers in the arbitration were all conspiring with P&ID. Nigeria has bet everything on a narrative of enormous scandal, apparently hoping that the scale and intrigue of its conspiracy theory will distract attention from its utter lack of factual support—despite Nigeria’s best efforts to manufacture evidence through threats, intimidation and state coercion targeted at individuals linked to P&ID. No one who believes in human rights or the rule of law should take the Nigerian Government at its word.”