NDDC Commotion, finally the minister Godswill Akpabio Names Of Law Makers for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Godswill Akpabio, who is currently under investigation for illegal spending and mismanagement of funds in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Recall that following the allegation he made at the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC public hearing that members of the national assembly were mostly the beneficiaries, the House in a vehement rebuttal took on him and challenged him to give names in 48 hours ultimatum.
House Committee, Mr Godswill Akpabio claimed that the Commission awarded members of the National Assembly 60 percent of contracts. Mr Akpabio, also went ahead to reveal the names of lawmakers that received contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
(2)√ Senator Matthew Urhoghide(Edo-South), received 6 projects.
(1)√ The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi from Delta North, received 53 projects.
(3)√ Nicholas Mutu, is the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee in NDDC, who represents the Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency Delta state, received 74 projects.
(4)√ Mr James Manager, from Delta South received 6 projects
5)√ Mr Samuel Anyanwu Frome Imo-West, received 19 projects. Mr Akpabio, did not state if the lawmakers were directly awarded the contracts or they were given the projects under their Zonal Intervention projects.
“Other lawmakers that Akpabio listed projects against are, Senator Mathew Urhoghide (6), James Manager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps,” the letter read.
Addressing Journalists in Abuja, the President of the NYCN, Solomon Adodo demanded the resignation of Gbajabiamila, asking the antigraft agencies to move in and thoroughly investigate the matter.
He said: “Mr Speaker did not do us justice when he did not disclose to the National Assembly that the list of the beneficiaries he demanded had been disclosed and attached to the letter sent to him.
“Gbajabiamila’s decision to cover up his colleagues is unfair to the fight against corruption, quest for transparency, and to the commonwealth of our nation.
“We, therefore, urge Mr Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to resign for covering up for a set of people who had erred and breached the rules of contract.