Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has finally taken up the challenge thrown at him by the National Assembly to name lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio had on Monday, while appearing before the House Committee on the NDDC during an investigative hearing on the alleged illegal spending and mismanagement of funds, alleged that members of the National Assembly were awarded 60 percent of contracts by the commission.
House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, however, gave Akpabio a 48-hour ultimatum to identify the lawmakers.
Akpabio initially recanted, denying he said National Assembly members were awarded 60 percent of NDDC contracts.