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Akpabio given 48 hours to produce names of lawmakers who were awarded contracts by NDDC

Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has directed Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, to produce the name of the lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission within 48 hours.

Akpabio, who appeared before the House Committee investigating the financial misappropriation in the NDDC on Monday, disclosed that more than 60% of contracts in the agency to law makers.

Gbajabiamila when speaking on the floor of the House on Tuesday, blamed Akpabio, stating that he came to deceive lawmakers.

Gbajabiamila mentioned that Akpabio must disclose the names of the lawmakers within 48 hours or face the wrath of the law.

He stated 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 judgment. The minister came there to play games, but we do not play games here.”

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