The House of Representatives has asked Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish, within 48 hours, members of the 9th National Assembly who contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Ruling on a matter of privileges brought by Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the Minister, who alleged 60 percent of contracts from the NDDC were given to members of the National Assembly, 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. Gbajabiamila said the Minister owes it a duty to himself, the House Committee on Niger Delta, the people of Niger Delta and Nigerians to publish the names. Akpabio had, at his submission before the House committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Monday, alleged that majority of members of the National Assembly were awarded contracts by the NDDC. He said this while reacting to a question put to him by a member of the committee, Boma Goodhead (PDP, Rivers).

Daily Trust

1 thought on “Reps give Akpabio two days to publish names of NASS members who got NDDC contracts

  1. Akpabio, must as a matter of integrity and service to the nation name and shame these NASS members. Some are hypocritically trying to distance and diminish that exposure but we all there is truth in that pronouncement so the earlier he put some flesh on the bone the meatier we shall benefit!

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