Reps Give Akpabio 48 Hours To Substantiate Claims that National Assembly Members Got NDDC Projects

The House of Representatives has given Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio 48 hours to name members of the National Assembly who have got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Recall Akpabio had said that majority of contracts at the NDDC are handled by Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

He said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs

It was gathered that, ruling on a matter of privileges brought by Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the Minister should publish the benefiting lawmakers, especially members of the 9th Assembly.

He further said the names of their companies and the contracts they got should be published or face the wrath of the House.

Although he said his initial reaction was to have a good laugh when the Minister made the allegations, he realised it infringes on the integrity of the House.

He also said the Minister owes it as a duty to himself, the House Committee on Niger Delta, the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians to publish the names of lawmakers who got contracts from the NDDC.

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