Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to disclose the lawmakers linked to contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Akpabio had told the House of Representatives committee probing the activities and financial spending’s of the NDDC that the major beneficiaries of the Commission’s contracts are National Assembly members.
The allegation resulted in an exchange with a female member, while chairman of the probe panel, while Thomas Ereyitomi, who presided over the session urged him to stop.
The Speaker, addressing the House on Tuesday, subsequently gave Akpabio up to 48 hours to make the identities of the said lawmakers known or face severe sanction.
The Speaker said, this is my 5th term here and I have never for once collected anything from the National Assembly and I know I speak for a great majority of members of this House, a great majority.