Probe: Akpabio Finally Names Senators, Reps Who Got NDDC Contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has named members of the National Assembly who allegedly got over-bloated and unexecuted contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This is as the probe into the alleged corruption in the NDDC continues.

Recall on July 21st 2020, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila had asked Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish the names of its members that allegedly took contracts from the NDDC, within 48 hours.

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.

The Minister has now sent a letter which contains the names to the National Assembly.

In the letter, Akpabio listed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi’s name against 53 projects which included emergency repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2, emer­ Road via Ojemaye, emergency repairs of Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo, and emergency repairs of Idumuogbe.

“They also included emergency repairs of old Sapele Agbor Road, Obiaruku; emer­gency repairs of Ehwerhe Obada Road, Agbarho Road; emergency repairs of Hon. Ifeanyi Eboigbe Street, Boji Owa/Goodwill Street, Owa Alero, and emergency repairs of Ahiama Okwu to Obuocha Okwu, among others.

“Also the minister listed (Hon. Nicholas) Mutu’s name against 74 projects which included various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayela, and Rivers states.

“Other lawmakers that Akpabio listed projects against are Senator Matthew Urhoghide (6), James Manager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps.”

 

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