BREAKING: NDDC acting MD passes out while testifying before reps probe panel


Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), passed out during a session of the house of representatives committee probing the commission, on Monday.The acting MD passed out after being confronted with monumental fraud under his stewardship.

Pondei collapsed while he was being asked by lawmakers to explain why the commission under his leadership made huge payments to companies without appropriation.


Officials of the commission present at the hearing made efforts to revive him and later moved him out of the venue of the public hearing.

Earlier, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee onNDDC, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had recused himself from the public hearing, stepping aside for the Deputy Chairman, Hon. Thomas Ereyitomi, to take over the ongoing probe.

The public hearing has been adjourned for 30 minutes.




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