Thursday, 23 May 2013
General Electric Says It Has ‘Confidence’ in Nigerian Legal System
Days after it accused Nigeria’s judiciary of “understaffing, inefficiency and corruption,” United States business giant, General Electric (GE), has seemingly changed its mind, saying today it has confidence in the system.
In a statement, GE said it has “every confidence in the Nigerian Legal System’s ability” to resolve the commercial dispute between it and Q-Oil and Gas Services Limited (Q-Oil) in the Circuit Court of Wayne County, in Detroit, Michigan.
“GE believes that the Nigerian courts are the proper venue to resolve this dispute,” the statement said. “We believe the Michigan court lacks jurisdiction over this dispute between two Nigerian companies, neither of whom has any connection with Michigan."