The Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has involved two former governors of Delta State, James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, on the list of those awarded various contracts by the Niger Delta Development Commission.
According to the list submitted to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on July 23 by Akpabio, Others on the lists are the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, among others.
The letter, which was also copied to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, was addressed to the Clerk to the House, Mr. Patrick Giwa, with Reference Number MNDA/HM/04/IV/158.
It was titled, ‘Some Niger Delta Development Commission Contracts Allegedly Given to Some Members of the National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives).’
According to the document, the emergency repairs projects linked to them were awarded in 2018 at a cost which ranges from N400m and N560m each.
One of the projects linked to Ibori was the emergency repairs of Onoghove community road from Ajanesan to Western Delta University at a cost of N485.7m.
Uduaghan was linked to the emergency repairs of Close B, Alhaji Estate & Environs, Rumuodomaya, Port Harcourt at a cost of N429m.
Five projects were linked to Kalu, who was simply identified in the document as OUK-Kalu (the project source).
The emergency repairs on road projects linked to Kalu are in Abia State and the costs ranged from N517m to N560m.
The details are Emergency repairs of Ezere-Acha-Ndiokoukwu Road (N517.9m) and repairs of Amaubiri-Eluama-Uru Ring Road, Lokpaukwu, Umuchieze (N560m). SOURCE: ROOTSTV NIGERIA