By Tony Akowe, Abuja
The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied accusing members of the Nationwide Meeting of amassing 60 % of the contracts on the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC).
Akpabio, in a letter learn on the ground of the Home throughout Plenary by the Speaker on Thursday stated the one reference he made to 60 % throughout his presentation earlier than the NDDC committee on Monday was in response to a query by a member of the committee.
He stated the member had sought to know whether or not a Medical Director can function an Govt Director Venture, to which he responded by saying that since 50 to 60 % of NDDC contracts have been medical associated, there was nothing improper in a Medical Director serving in that capability.
He additionally stated that the Govt Director Venture of the NDDC forwarded to him a listing of 19 owed contracts which the Chairman of the Home Committee on NDDC insisted have to be paid earlier than the 2020 price range of the fee is handed.
He additionally stated that the NDDC has jot executed any contract beneath the 2020 price range because it has not been handed, whereas the 2019 price range was handed in April and has not been carried out
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila nonetheless referred the letter to the Home Committee on Ethics and Privileges.