Senator Godswill Akapbio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has brought to limelight lawmakers who allegedly got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Senator revealed this in a letter he sent to the National Assembly and copied the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, on Sunday night 26th July 2020.
The Minister, however, did not include the cost of the projects listed against the lawmakers' names, while the value of contracts given to non-lawmakers had costs of various projects attached to them.
The document stated that Akpabio revealed Senator Nwaoboshi (PDP- Delta North) Chairman Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs got contracts from the commission, stating the lawmaker was awarded 53 projects including Emergency Repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2, Emergency Repairs of Idumuogbe Road via Ojemaye, Emergency Repairs of Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo, and Emergency Repairs of Ahiama Okwu to Obuocha Okwu among others.
The Minister also listed Hon. Nicholas Ebomo Mutu's former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC, against 74 projects which included various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Rivers state.
Others in the list include Senators Matthew Urhoghide (six), James Manager (six), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo Reps.