Current news now can realiable report that Akpabio, who is a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, released the list of lawmakers involved the alleged looting of funds from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in a document released to the public in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Sunday.
This online news medium recalls Akpabio had forwarded a letter to the National Assembly where he noted that he did not accuse the lawmakers of receiving 60 per cent of the contracts for NDDC but the part where the minister stated the names were not read on the floor of the house but were in the letter forwarded by the minister to the National Assembly.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria who released the document on Sunday expressed disappointment that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, refused to disclose the list of federal lawmakers who benefitted from the contracts awarded by the (NDDC).
Senator Akpabio in the document listed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate 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.
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“Other lawmakers that Akpabio listed projects against are, Senator Mathew Urhoghide (6), James Manager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps.”
Solomon Adodo, the President of the council, while addressing journalists on Sunday said, “Mr Speaker did not do us justice when he did not disclose to the National Assembly that the list of the beneficiaries he demanded had been disclosed and attached to the letter sent to him.
“Gbajabiamila’s decision to cover up his colleagues is unfair to the fight against corruption, quest for transparency, and to the commonwealth of our nation.
“We, therefore, urge Mr Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to resign for covering up for a set of people who had erred and breached the rules of the contract.