The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has shared the names of some federal lawmakers who allegedly got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Among them is the Chairman of the Senate committee on Niger Delta, Peter Nwabaoshi, who was allegedly granted 53 projects.
Some of the projects include emergency repairs of Asue Street, Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo; Owa Phase 2; ldumuogbe Road via Ojemaye; and the Police lshu Ani Ukwu Road, Issele Uku, in Delta State.
Mr Akpabio also said Senator James Manager got six contracts, Senator Matthew Urhoghide got six projects, while a former senator, Samuel Anyanwu, got 19 projects.
The former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC, Nicholas Mutu, has also been named by the minister to have received 74 contracts – the highest among the listed lawmakers.
Some of the projects are emergency roads in Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states.
A few others were simply identified as Ondo and Edo Reps.
Aniete Ekong, a spokesperson for Mr Akpabio, confirmed that the document which contained the names was among those sent by Mr Akpabio to lawmakers investigating the NCDC.
The document also contained a list of projects designated to non-members of the National Assembly.
Although the cost of the projects were not stated, the document revealed that most of the projects were awarded in 2018, a year before the inauguration of the ninth assembly. It is also unclear whether they are constituency projects.