The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has accused members of the National Assembly of being the greatest beneficiaries of majority of the NDDC contracts which they are currently probing.
Akpabio was grilled by the Lawmakers yesterday on the alleged mismanagement and illegal spending by the commission.
When asked if the NDDC should be closed down, he said he’s not against it, but that it shouldn’t be closed down because of the audit, stating that however the lawmakers are the ones benefitting more from NDDC.
When asked to explain what he meant, he said, ”Just look at your Chairman (Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo), I have records to show that most of the NDDC contracts are given out to National Assembly members. The two chairmen of both committees can explain to you.”
He was however stopped from speaking further by the lawmakers.