The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) claims as many as 250 contracts were awarded in just one day to members of the National Assembly.

Both the lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly have in the past few weeks been investigating allegations of financial misappropriation in the commission.

The Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, has also appeared before the House Committee on NDDC to defend himself against alleged involvement in the misappropriation of billions of naira.

During his appearance last month, Akpabio’s claim that a majority of NDDC contracts are awarded to National Assembly members caused a national stir which has received push-back from lawmakers who denied the claim.

 

 

Since then, Akpabio has released a list of some of the alleged beneficiaries which include Senator Peter NwaoboshiSenator Matthew UrhoghideSenator James ManagerHonourable Nicholas Mutu, and former senator, Sam Anyanwu.