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NDDC crisis: Reps set to grill Akpabio, senior officials

The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will today continue with its investigative hearing on the alleged financial recklessness at the commission.

Expected to appear before the panel are the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and the Acting Managing Director of the agency, Daniel Pondei, who was summoned at the last sitting on Friday.

Mr Pondei, on Thursday, led a walkout on the committee.

He appeared with other management staff of the commission, and accused the chairman of the house committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, of corruption. He said because of that, his team will not speak before the committee.

In May, a group accused Mr Tunji-Ojo of having benefited from award of contracts in the commission.

The lawmaker, however, described the allegations as shameful and baseless.

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