Stella Dimoko NDDCGATE -Senator Orji Kalu Replies Niger Delta Minister Akpabio Who Mentioned His Name As One Of Those Involved In Contract Scame.


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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

NDDCGATE -Senator Orji Kalu Replies Niger Delta Minister Akpabio Who Mentioned His Name As One Of Those Involved In Contract Scame.

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has insisted that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has not paid any money to the contractors who built the roads he facilitated.

Kalu was reacting to a letter written by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, where he reportedly mentioned ex-Governors Emmanuel Uduaghan, James Ibori, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, as those who benefited from the NDDC contracts.

In a statement signed by Barrister Emeka Nwala, Kalu made it clear that the issues at stake in the NDDC has nothing to do with projects carried out, but missing funds.

According to him, the road projects Akpabio listed were the interventions he facilitated for the communities as a private citizen even before he became a lawmaker.

Kalu claimed his name was included, because he used his letter headed paper to write to the NDDC in 2016, pleading with the agency to repair roads in Abia.

“Between 2016 and 2018, during my tour to several communities, leaders and welfare unions pleaded for urgent intervention on some dilapidated roads. I wrote to the NDDC informing the body of the conditions of these roads and the need for their attention since Abia is an NDDC state.

“The NDDC in their consideration which I am very grateful to, awarded the roads to companies that duly tendered for the projects and not myself. Whatever link I have with the projects is because it was considered due to my intervention,” part of the statement read.

Kalu added that, “The contractors have completed and delivered these roads a long time ago, except Abam-Atani road which I learnt from the contractors was slowed down due to rain, but still ongoing.”



  1. Since everyone mentioned by Godswill Akpabio to have been awarded contracts have denied it the only logical conclusion that can be made is that the contracts, running into billions of Naira were awarded to apparitions. Just as the $16 billion electricity contracts during OBJ/Atiku tenure were awarded to apparitions. Cry for motherland.

  2. Ehen?
    So a Nigerian politician will just up and build series of roads that will benefit the masses without being paid a dime?

    Someone is scared of going back to eat beans in that place that has bars

  3. Ndi ara
    Its a pity naija is like this & there is nobody near to making any form of change.
    Thieves everywhere.
    98% of nigerians are thieves. Its not just a politician thing. Until we change our mindset and raise our standard things wont get better... its the same set of people that run for office.
    If you get opportunity to run away to better things biko run and never look back.
    Baba God present me my own time


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