September 18, 2020

Just In: NDDC Acting Managing Director collapsed during House Committee Public Hearing.

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC), Daniel Pondei, collapsed  Monday during interrogation by the house of Representatives Committee on NDDC.

He was directly rushed to the Hospital.

Mr Pondei is been  answering questions posed by lawmakers while he slumped.

He appeared before the lawmakers who are probing the finances of the NDDC.

Mr Pondei’s unfortunate incident might also result in an extension of the probe which became to begin with slated for 2 days but is presently on its fourth day.

On Monday, a lawmaker, Shehu Koko, had requested Mr Pondei to give an explanation for the N642 million paid to a company called clear factor communication.

The lawmaker also asked the NDDC leader to give an explanation for the N536 million paid to self life campaign inside the oil-rich vicinity and to prove that they had been all budgeted for inside the 2019 Appropriation Act.

Mr Pondei informed the lawmakers that N642 million paid to Clear Point Communication to train locals and to help locate and identify NDDC projects in the area.

He, however, couldn’t verify that the payments have been budgeted for, asking the lawmakers to give him time to offer the budget.