23 July 2020 by Aisha Adesonya
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has directed the Clerk of the House to initiate a criminal complaint of perjury against the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
This followed the failure of the Minister to publish the names of lawmakers he claimed benefitted from contracts awarded by Niger Delta Development commission within forty eight hours as demanded by the Speaker.
Addressing the house at plenary the speaker who said as representatives of the people, there is need to sustain and protect the trust of Nigerians on the National Assembly said the house was equally exploring a civil defamation suit against the Minister.
He added that the house will resist any attempt by anyone to undermine the institution.