Freshreporters reported that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio alleged that members of the national assembly were mostly the beneficiaries of NDDC contracts.
While the House of Reps in a vehement rebuttal took on him and challenged him to give names in 48 hours ultimatum.
On Sunday night, the Minister make public names of beneficiaries for the controversial contracts jobs which were mainly on roads construction.
The names were contained in a letter by the Minister to the National Assembly.
Presenting the documents to the media, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN expressed disappointment that the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila failed to disclose the list of federal lawmakers who benefitted from the contracts awarded by the (NDDC).
Lawmakers Akpabio listed in the document are:
Senators Peter Nwaoboshi’s name against 53 projects which included, Emergency Repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2, Emergency Repairs of ldumuogbe Road via Ojemaye, Emergency Repairs of Otolokpo College Road, Otololkpo, and Emergency Repairs of Police lshu Ani Ukwu Road, Issele Uku.
They also included Emergency Repairs of old Sapele Agbor Road, Obiaruku, Emergency Repairs of Ehwerhe Obada Road Agbarho Road, Emergency Repairs of Hon. Ifeanyi Eboigbe Street Boji Boji Owa/Goodwill Street, Owa Alero, and Emergency Repairs of Ahiama Okwu to Obuocha Okwu among others.
Also the Minister listed Mutu’s name against 74 projects which included various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Rivers states.
Other lawmakers, Senator Mathew Urhoghide (6), James Manager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps.
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