The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced that the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, will not be required to appear before that panel again following his collapse at the ongoing N40 billion probe.
Mr. Gbajabimila, who made a surprise appearance at the venue of the hearing on Monday in Abuja, also apologized for the poor ventilation in the hall.
The speaker said that he had instructed doctors at the National Assembly to see to Mr. Pondei’s speedy recovery.
He said that documents submitted by the ailing acting managing director will be used to carry out further investigations.
The speaker, however, said that the investigation “was about fact-finding and that the facts must come out for the good of the Niger Delta people.”
He wished Mr. Pondei, speedy recovery, and empathized with members of his family and entire NDDC family.