21 July 2020 by Aisha
The House of Representatives has asked the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish, the names of members of the 9th National Assembly who got sixty percent of contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) within 48 hours.
Ruling on a matter of privileges brought up at plenary by the Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the Minister, who alleged 60 percent of contracts from the NDDC were given to members of the National Assembly, should publish the benefiting lawmakers, especially members of the 9th Assembly.
He further stated that the names of their companies and the contracts they got should be published or the miniister will face the wrath of the House.
He added that Senator Apkabio owes it a duty to himself, the House Committee on Niger Delta, people of the Niger Delta and Nigerians to publish the names of lawmakers who got contracts from the NDDC to ensure accountability…