Reps give Akpabio 48hrs to publish Names of Lawmakers Who Got NDDC Contracts

The Periscope reporter

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has asked the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish names of lawmakers who benefited from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts within 48 hours.

Gbajabiamila who made this known on the floor of the house on Tuesday also commended Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, chairman of the house committee on NDDC, for withdrawing from the probe of the commission.

Akpabio has during the panel probing on Monday said most of the contracts of the NDDC were awarded to members of the national assembly.

The speaker said if the minister failed to name the lawmakers, the full “wrath” of the house will be brought against him.

Gbajabiamila said Akpabio came to play games but “we do not play games here”.

“I am giving the minister 24 to 48 hours, to publish the names, the contracts, the companies, date, amount and the projects,” he said.

“Failing which, this house will bring the full wrath of the house on him. It is important that we set this record straight.

“The minister owes it to himself, to the committee, to people of Niger Delta, and the country to publish it. I will reserve my judgement. The minister came here to play games, but we do not play games here.”

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