The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Daniel Pondei, has collapsed. The NDDC boss fainted where he was seated after the members of the House Committee on NDDC grilled him for about 45 minutes.
Pondei has been rushed out of the Conference Room 231, venue of the investigative hearing on illegal spending and mismanagement of funds.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, however, stayed behind for the probe, which was suspended after the incident for about an hour.
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Meanwhile, shortly after the hearing resumed, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, joined the lawmakers at the investigative hearing.
Gbajabiamila explained that the decision by the Chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, to recuse himself from the probe showed that the lawmakers were out to ensure a credible exercise.