NDDC Probe: The acting managing director, MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Daniel Pondei fainted during a public hearing with members of the House of Representatives over alleged misuse of over N81 billion.
He was however revived after scores of NDDC officials including Dr Cairo Ojuogboh seated close to him promptly came his rescue.
Pondei was however ferried out of the venue of the investigative hearing chaired by the chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo at about 1.0 pm, The Guardian reports.
However, some members of the committee who felt Pondei’s action must have been stage-managed failed in their bid to stop sympathisers from taking Pondei away for medical attention.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, however, stayed behind.
Pondei was being grilled over alleged extra-budgetary expenditure incurred while he was on the saddle between February to date.
The development forced the lawmakers to adjourn abruptly for 15 minutes to enable them to ascertain whether to go ahead with the hearing or not.
The moment NDDC boss fainted during an intense probe into how some monies we’re spent outside the budget pic.twitter.com/Ejjq9BXqGe
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