By Tony Akowe, Abuja
The Home of Representatives will determine at the moment on allegation by Niger Delta Minister Senator Godwill Akpabio that Nationwide Meeting members had been the most important beneficiaries of contracts from the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).
The Home gave the Minister 48-hour ultimatum to publish checklist of lawmakers within the ninth Meeting who received contracts from the NDDC.
Whereas testifying earlier than the Home Committee on NNDC on Monday, the Minister alleged that 60 % of contracts on the Fee had been awarded to members of the Nationwide Meeting.
Minority Chief, Ndudi Elumelu, who drew consideration of the Home to Akpabio’s allegation underneath issues of privilege, mentioned his constituents have been calling him to search out out if he benefited from the contracts.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who mentioned that his preliminary response was to have a very good giggle, declared he’ll take the matter critically.
He gave the Minister 48 hours to publish the checklist, together with names of legislators, the contract awarded to them, when it was awarded, quantity concerned and extent of execution of the contract.
The Reps are anticipated to take a call on the matter on Thursday earlier than adjourning for his or her two- month annual break.