Most NDDC contracts are contracted to National Assembly Members – Akpabio

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On Monday Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has linked contacts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to members of the National Assembly, saying that the majority of the contracts awarded were handled by the lawmakers.

Godswill Akpabio made the disclosure while answering questions at the ongoing probe by the House of Representatives committee.

According to Akpabio: “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.”

Akpabio further explained that some Chairmen of committees on NDDC have slots in the budget.

Godswill Akpabio was, however, stopped from making further comments by some members, who were shouting “order, order.”

The House of Representatives is currently investigating NDDC over alleged fraud, mismanagement of funds, among others.

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