The Niger Delta Building Fee (NDDC) has alleged that the Nationwide Meeting used 23 corporations to safe contracts from it as a bribe.
The NDDC alleged the lawmakers demanded the contracts ahead of harmonizing the 2019 price range of the fee.
The paperwork noticed by means of Naija Information displays the title of the contractor (corporate), the venture, the volume paid, and the date paid for every of the initiatives.
As previous reported by means of this on-line medium, the NDDC had vowed to unlock extra main points of the way some individuals of the Nationwide Meeting demanded contracts from it, together with accumulating 250 contracts in someday via some proxies.
The NDDC in a commentary signed by means of Edgar Ebigoni, particular adviser on media to the fee’s chairman, Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei additional alleged that the contracts, totalling N9tr had been awarded and paid between March 17 and 26, 2020.
The contracts come with rehabilitation of roads in addition to restore works on failed roads in NDDC communities as noticed within the file.
Then again, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Chairman of the Space Committee on NDDC has denied the claims by means of the NDCC, accusing the fee of now not been clear in its spendings.
He additionally debunked claims that the Nationwide Meeting requested for and picked up contracts ahead of approving the fee’s price range.
He mentioned, “Most of these issues are simply falsehood. The fee mentioned they’re previous jobs and mentioned the Nationwide Meeting requested them to pay for the previous jobs.
“We didn’t get the task and we’re best doing our jobs.
“Because the legislature, we are meant to be the only checking the excesses of the chief however they’re looking to blackmail us.
“With what they’re looking to do now, they’re looking to blackmail us so they are going to have a loose hand to do what they need to do.”
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