In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, July, 2020

BREAKING: I Did not Say Lawmakers Received 60 % Of NDDC Contracts

BREAKING: I Didn't Say Lawmakers Got 60 Percent Of NDDC Contracts

Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio and Gbajabiamila

In keeping with The Nation, Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, has denied accusing members of the Nationwide Meeting of gathering 60 p.c of the contracts on the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).

Akpabio, in a letter learn on the ground of the Home throughout Plenary by the Speaker on Thursday stated the one reference he made to 60 p.c throughout his presentation earlier than the NDDC committee on Monday was in response to a query by a member of the committee.

He stated the member had sought to know whether or not a Medical Director can function an Govt Director Mission, to which he responded by saying that since 50 to 60 p.c of NDDC contracts have been medical associated, there was nothing unsuitable in a Medical Director serving in that capability.

He additionally stated that the Govt Director Mission of the NDDC forwarded to him a listing of 19 owed contracts which the Chairman of the Home Committee on NDDC insisted should be paid earlier than the 2020 finances of the fee is handed.

He additionally stated that the NDDC has jot executed any contract below the 2020 finances because it has not been handed, whereas the 2019 finances was handed in April and has not been applied

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila nonetheless referred the letter to the Home Committee on Ethics and Privileges.

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