Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has accused members of the National Assembly of getting contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The minister made this known on Monday during the House of Representatives public hearing on alleged mismanagement in the NDDC.
Senator Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom State Governor, said 60% of NDDC contracts goes to lawmakers.
Recall that the Hon. Bunmi Tuni-Ojo, Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta, has stepped aside from presiding over the affairs of investigative Commitee.
Addressing his colleagues and guests on Monday, Tunji-Ojo said he was stepping aside from presiding over the hearing to allow fair hearing and to protect his integrity.
The acting NDDC boss, Prof Pondei, had last week kicked against the Chairman of the Committee, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, presiding over the investigative hearing.