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House of Reps Gives Sen. Akpabio 48Hrs to Publish Names of Lawmakers With Contract in NDDC

The House of Representatives has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, 24 to 48 hours to publish names of 9TH Assembly lawmakers who have benefitted from contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

 

Sequel to a point of order raised by the Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), on the floor of the green chambers, the Speaker of the house, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who gave the ultimatum at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja warned that failure to publish the details of contracts awarded to lawmakers, would attract the full wrath of the law.

 

Our Correspondent, Nathan Williams reports that at an investigative hearing on the alleged misappropriation of funds in the NDDC, Akpabio had said that 60 per cent of contracts in the commission were awarded to lawmakers.

 

Hon. Gbajabimila said that Akpabio was just playing one of the oldest games in the book by throwing a baseless accusation to cause

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