The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Daniel Pondei, Monday slumped during investigative hearing while answering questions from lawmakers at the ongoing N40 billion irregular expenditures in the commission
Pondei, who was challenged with questions by other members later fainted and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Mr Pondei’s unfortunate incident may lead to an extension of the probe which was initially slated for two days but is currently on its fourth day.
A lawmaker, Shehu Koko, had asked Mr Pondei to explain the N642 million paid to a company known as Clear Point Communication.
The lawmaker also asked the NDDC chief to explain the N536 million paid to Save Life Campaign in the oil-rich region and to prove that they were all budgeted for in the 2019 Appropriation Act.
Mr Pondei told 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, could not confirm that the payments were budgeted for, asking the lawmakers to give him time to provide the budget.

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