The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Daniel Pondei, has slumped during interrogation by the House of Representatives Committee over alleged missing of N40 billion naira.
Mr Pondei slumped on Monday, July 20, 2020, when he was answering questions posed by the investigative panel over alleged misappropriation of funds amounting to billions of Naira.
He was promptly rushed to the hospital and the session has adjourned for 30 minutes. Watch the video below:
The House Committee on NDDC is investigating how the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC allegedly squandered N40 billion within three months.
The committee had on Friday summoned Pondei and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to appear before it today (Monday) to answer questions on how budgetary allocations to the agency had been spent.
Testifying before the committee on Friday, the Commission’s immediate past acting managing director, Joy Nunieh who joined the panel via Zoom, had accused Akpabio of contract scams and other corrupt practices in Commission.
She also claimed that only about N8 billion was spent by the agency throughout her tenure, before Akpabio allegedly removed her for refusing to do his selfish bidding.