It’s been non-stop drama since the former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, publicly accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio of misappropriation of funds allotted to the commission.
This is on the heels on the House of Representatives hearing to get an insight into these allegations. The hearing slated for Monday has quickly divulged into another dramatic scene, as the Acting MD of the commission, Professor Daniel Keme Pondei, fainted mid way into the hearing.
— DREYLO (@RealDreylo2) July 20, 2020
The panel was set up to investigate a N40 billion mismanagement scandal following allegations that the Acting MD, alongside the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akapbio, had commissioned the fund outside appropriate approval.
From the viral videos, a physically distressed Pondei, after which the men who took notice ran to his side. Upon checking on him, they noticed he had lost consciousness and the hearing turned into a pandemonium.
Acting MD of NDDC faints during public hearing ?
— HMD ? (@max_diwailee) July 20, 2020
Some of the men there tried helping him but to no avail. He was later taken out the room and the hearing postponed.
Nigerians however seem skeptical of the whole debacle as they are of the opinion that the MD is simply trying to get out of trouble, alluding to the fact that this sort of thing is not new with Nigerian politicians.
Prof. Pondei Acting MD NDDC, Diezani Madueke and Cecilia Ibru are all in the same WhatsApp group.
— ObJ of Akwa Ibom (@ObongodiongI) July 20, 2020
Rep member- Since the 2019 budget expired in March 2020, from which funds were you planning to pay students on scholarship from.
— Tokunbo (@Tlong06) July 20, 2020
Get well soon Prof. Pondei , Acting MD of NDDC.
Can't believe what I saw on Channels TV.
No be today! pic.twitter.com/lLzM9N7TDJ
— Olonitola Tunde Victor (@thestatewriter) July 20, 2020
Prof Pondei has learnt new tricks. Very disgraceful how these people continue to pillage our Commonwealth.
– N1.32 billion spent as palliative could have empowered 1,320 youths with 1 million each to start up businesses
– Spent recklessly w/out approval#NDDCfraudFacts pic.twitter.com/XF66fhg95i
— Okolie Elvis A. (@elvis_okolie) July 20, 2020
Prof. Pondei is the real chief pretender, Dino Melaye and Fayose don't even come close to him, This Acting MD of NDDC is a fraud, Naija I hail ooo??? #NDDCProbe #NDDCfraudFacts pic.twitter.com/QO9ExV1JTr
— ᴀᴅᴇᴛᴏᴍɪᴡᴀ (@tfortomiwa) July 20, 2020
Laugh won finish me o ?????? who go con settle this matter now #NDDCfraudFacts
— Sisipeters (@sisipeters) July 20, 2020
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