The National Assembly may most likely decide the fate of the Minister for the Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio who is facing allegations of allegedly embezzling funds meant for the development of the Niger Delta.
Akpabio was accused by Joy Nunieh, a former Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC of financial recklessness.
The National Assembly is billed to embark on two-month annual recess on Thursday. The committee had on Monday adjourned its investigative hearing sine die (indefinitely).
The adjournment was after the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof. Daniel Pondei, collapsed while being grilled by the panel, and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had a dramatic engagement with the lawmakers, during which he accused members of the National Assembly of getting 60 per cent of contracts from the commission.
The House, at the plenary on Tuesday, had denied the allegation while the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, asked Akpabio to provide details of the contracts before 48 hours or face “the full wrath of the law.”
The ultimatum expires on Thursday (today), when the House would hold its last sitting for the legislative year.