Gbajabiamila shows up after NDDC’s Pondei slump

Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila joined the investigative hearing on Monday being conducted on the alleged illegal spending and mismanagement by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Mr Gbajabiamila arrived for the resumption of hearing after it ended abruptly for about an hour due to the collapse of the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei.

The speaker said the decision by the chairman of the committee Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to recuse himself from the probe showed that the lawmakers were out to ensure a credible exercise.

Responding to questions about the NDDC boss, Gbajabiamila said: “There would be no need for the MD of NDDC to appear anymore since he has submitted a written response.

“I wish Mr Pondei safe and speedy recovery and I have also sent the medical director of the National Assembly to follow-up to ascertain the condition of the MD.”

The committee has begun questioning the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio.