Gbajabiamila issues 48-hour ultimatum to Akpabio to release names of lawmakers awarded NDDC contracts

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to publish the names of lawmakers who were awarded contracts by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Gbajabiamila issued this ultimatum while speaking on the floor of the house on Tuesday.

According to the speaker, should the minister fail to publish the names, he will bring the full wrath of the house on him.

He said: “I am giving the minister 24 to 48 hours, to publish the names, the contracts, the companies, date, amount and the projects.

“Failing which, this house will bring the full wrath of the house on him. It is important that we set this record straight.

“The minister owes it to himself, to the committee, to people of Niger Delta, and the country to publish it. I will reserve my judgement. The minister came there to play games, but we do not play games here.”

Okay.ng recalls that Akpabio had when he appeared before the House Committee on Niger Delta investigating the NDDC, said that most contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are given to members of the National Assembly.

In his words: “Most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to the members of the National Assembly. If you don’t know, please ask the two chairmen.”

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