Akpabio Has Linked Some House Members To The Contracts Awarded By NDDC.

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Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has listed some members of the National Assembly who are linked with some contracts awarded by the commission.

He did not state specifically if they were given the contracts or they nominated the projects under their Zonal Intervention Projects, also known as constituency projects.

He mentioned Mr. Nicholas Mutu, former Chairman House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC who represents the Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency of Delta State, among those linked with the contracts and he linked him against 74 projects, including various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Rivers states.

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta-North), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs was listed as being linked with 53 projects, which include emergency repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2; ldumuogbe Road via Ojemaye; Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo; and the Police lshu Ani Ukwu Road, Issele Uku.

Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo-South), six; James Manager (Delta-South), six; Samuel Anyanwu (Imo-West, 8th Senate), 19; and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo Reps.

The minister, however, did not provide the cost of the projects listed against the lawmakers’ names, while the cost of contracts given to non-lawmakers had costs of various projects attached to them.

He also listed Non- Assembly members .

source: the punch news

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