Godswill Akpabio, Minister, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has submitted a list of lawmakers and companies who were awarded contracts of the commission.
Last week, The NDDC Minister who was summoned by the House of Reps committee to explain the misappropriation of funds in the Commisson going up to N40billion, disclosed 60 percent of NDDC contracts were awarded to lawmakers and their companies.
However, the panel did not allow Akpabio to expatiate on these claims.
Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Reps who accused Akpabio of making unsubstantiated claims to discredit the reps, dared the Minister to publish the names of lawmakers and their companies or risk the wrath of the house.
The Minister who took the threat seriously submitted the list of lawmakers who benefited from NDDC contract in a letter addressed to the National Assembly last Thursday which was also sent to Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.
Senator Nwaoboshi (Delta North) was awarded 53 contracts while Nicholas Mutu got 74 contracts.
Sen Matthew Urhoghide (Delta South), Sam Anyanwu, including some Edo and Ondo lawmakers are among the beneficiaries of the commission’s contracts.
It was discovered that Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was awarded 53 projects while Nicholas Mutu was involved in 74 projects.