Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the Nigeria House of Representatives has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, just 48hours to give the names of lawmakers who were awarded contracts by NDDC or face the law.
The Speaker issued the ultimatum during plenary on Tuesday, a day after the minister claimed that most of the contracts awarded by the NDDC were awarded to lawmakers.
The Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, made his bold claim when he appeared before a House of Representatives committee on July 20, 2020.
In an appearance before the House Committee on NDDC on Monday, Senator Akpabio claimed that the lawmakers were “the greatest beneficiaries” of NDDC contracts.
Asked how the lawmakers benefitted, he said, “I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in the NDDC are given out to members of the National Assembly”.
The House of Representatives committee on NDDC are currently having an investigation on the alleged mismanagement of funds by NDDC officials.