GODSWILL AKPABIO DENIES SAYING LAWMAKERS ARE THE HIGHEST BENEFICIARIES OF NDDC CONTRACTS
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied saying that Lawmakers are the highest beneficiaries of contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Senator Akpabio wrote to clarify the statement he made on Monday, July 20 before the House Committee investigating alleged misappropriation of funds at the NDDC.
Recall that the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to Akpabio to produce the names of the beneficiaries of the said contracts.
Gbajabiamila announced receipt of Akpabio’s response. According to him, the Minister claimed to have referred to old contracts awarded by the NDDC and some of which are part of the constituency projects of the lawmakers.
The Speaker said Gbajabiamila said the Minister’s response would be referred to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges.