- Peter Nwaoboshi has challenged Godswill Akpabio concerning the list of lawmakers who allegedly received contracts from NDDC
- Nwaoboshi dared the Niger Delta Affairs minister to send the names of the contractors to the EFCC and other agencies
- The lawmaker who hails from Delta state noted that Akpabio's allegation has no bearing
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi, has challenged Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta Affairs over the list of lawmakers who allegedly got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
According to Premium Times, the lawmaker from Delta state dared Akpabio to send the list of contractors to the Economic Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The minister had earlier released the names of federal lawmakers involved, including Nwaoboshi who had 53 projects against his name.
However, Nwaoboshi in reaction to Akpabio's list said the allegation has no bearing with the truth.
The lawmaker also dared Akpabio to send the list to other security agencies as well if the minister can support the allegations.
Nwaoboshi went on to note that he would not speak further on the matter because the issue is already before two courts of law.
He advised the NDDC management and Akpabio to face Nigerians and explain how within five months they spent N81.5 billion.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator James Manager said he did not benefit from any contract.
Manager who was once a chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs disclosed this while reacting to allegations from the executive director, Projects of the agency, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.
Ojougboh had accused the senator of getting contracts from the commission.
Manager also threatened legal action against Ojougboh for defamation.
The Nigerian Senate had on Thursday, July 23 asked the president to as a matter of urgency sack the Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei-led interim Management Committee of the NDDC over alleged financial recklessness.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for a new board of the NDDC to be constituted and the interventionist agency returned under the supervision of the presidency.
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