Court bars Promoworld, Afromedia from all outdoor assets of FAAN

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has barred Promoworld, Afromedia from outdoor assets of FAAN, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.

It would be recalled that both Promoworld and Afromedia PLC were taken to court by FAAN after the agency cancelled their outdoor concession contracts.

FAAN had filed an exparte motion on the 28th day of August 2017, and filed the same date and accompanying twenty-eight (28) paragraph affidavit in support deposed to Mrs. Oluwaseun Elegbe and a written address filed in compliance with the rules of court and after hearing E. Emakpor Esq. for the plaintiff/Applicant praying the Honourable court for the following order(s).

FAAN through the application sought an order of interim injunction restraining the defendant by themselves, servants, agents, thugs,privies or any other person  or persons claiming authority through them from parading or representing themselves in any manner whatsoever as the persons having exclusive indoor or outdoor advertisement rights or laying claim whatsoever to the advertisement/communication platforms operated by the plaintiff at airports across Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The agency also sought an order of interim injunction restraining the defendant by themselves, servants, agents, thugs, privies or any other person or persons claiming authority through them from threatening to interfere,harass or disrupt and or interfering,harassing, disrupting or in any way stopping the plaintiff from leasing, operating, managing or in any way dealing with the indoor and outdoor advertisement/communication platforms operated by the plaintiff at airports across Nigeria pending hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

The Federal High Court granted the prayers of FAAN while adjourning the matter to the 6th day of September 2017 for hearing of the motion on notice at High Court of Justice(NO 33) Kubwa,FCT Abuja.

It is not clear if both Promoworld and Afromedia would be appealing the motion.

The Nigerian government had announced last two weeks that it has approved that two of Nigeria’s key airports should be concessioned to private entities, while the move had been greeted by harsh criticisms from airport workers union, the government is said to be going ahead with the plan.

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