The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYC has expressed it’s disappointment on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.
The NYC demonstrated it’s displeasures for the Speaker over his refusal to read out the names of lawmakers accused of collecting 60% of NDDC contracts without execution on the floor of the National Assembly.
The President of the council, Solomon Adodo, while speaking with newsmen on Sunday said, “Mr Speaker did not do us justice when he did not disclose to the National Assembly that the list of the beneficiaries he demanded had been disclosed and attached to the letter sent to him.”
“Gbajabiamila’s decision to cover up his colleagues is unfair to the fight against corruption, quest for transparency, and to the commonwealth of our nation.”
“We, therefore, urge Mr Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to resign for covering up for a set of people who had erred and breached the rules of the contract.”
“All the National Assembly members who benefitted from the contracts without executing them should be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to those who may want to follow a similar path.”
“It is a clear case of organised crime to have individuals who benefitted from illegality now rising to probe the fact that their illegality is being exposed.”
“We call on all the anti-graft agencies and security agencies to, in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, immediately proceed and go ahead with their investigation of the matter.”
Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio had sent in a detailed report containing the names of lawmakers and their designated abandoned contracts to the House, only for the Speaker to skip the reading of the names on the floor of the House.