#NDDCFraudprobe: “Most contracts in NDDC are awarded to National Assembly members” – Akpabio

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  • July 20, 2020
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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio, has revealed that that most of the contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are awarded to members of the National Assembly.

He said this during the ongoing probe of the NDDC, as he appeared before the house of representatives committee.

“We all know that most of the contracts at NDDC are given to members of the national assembly,” he said

The chairman of the probe panel, Thomas Ereyitomi, stopped him from speaking further after a female member challenged him to name the lawmakers that have been awarded contracts.

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Also, the acting managing director, MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Daniel Pondei, testified that they spent N1.3 billion for COVID-19 palliatives and not N1.5 billion as widely publicized.

Pondei, was answering questions on the alleged misuse of funds in the NDDC.

Earlier this month, Pondei, reportedly admitted that the commission spent N1.5 billion for staff as ‘COVID-19 relief funds’.

When asked where he got such powers to spend the huge amount of money, he said he would need to check on that as he couldn’t lie to them under oath.

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