Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has asked the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio to within 48 hours name federal lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Gbajabiamila spoke on Tuesday on the floor of the house and also commended chairman of the House Committee on NDDC Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo for recusing himself from the probe of the NDDC for alleged mismanagement of funds.
Akpabio had made a scathing allegation during his Monday appearance before the House committee that most of the contracts awarded by the agency were to members of the National Assembly.
Gbajabiamila said Akpabio came to play games but “we do not play games here”, adding that the full “wrath” of the House would befall the minster if he fails to name the lawmakers.
“I am giving the minister 24 to 48 hours, to publish the names, the contracts, the companies, date, amount and the projects,” he said.
“Failing which, this house will bring the full wrath of the house on him. It is important that we set this record straight.
“The minister owes it to himself, to the committee, to people of Niger Delta, and the country to publish it. I will reserve my judgement. The minister came there to play games, but we do not play games here.”