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Akpabio: Most Contracts In NDDC Awarded to legislators

Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday said that most of the contracts from Niger Delta Development Commission were awarded to National Assembly members.

Akpabio made during a session of the House of Representatives committee probing the activities and financial spendings of the commission.

He said, “Most of the contracts at NDDC are handled by members of the National Assembly, That is how it has been.”

He told the lawmakers that he was not aware that the Interim Management Committee of the agency spent N85bn in recent months for unapproved projects.

The Minister revealed that the former Acting Managing Director of the commission, Joi Nunieh, was sacked because of her qualifications.

He said Nunieh does not have a National Youth Service Corps certificate as mandated by law for public servants of her level.

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