- The acting chairman of the NDDC, Kemebradikumo Pondei, walked out on lawmakers on Thursday, July 16
- Pondei was supposed to appear before the House of Representatives to answer some questions
- But the acting boss of the commission said that he was not ready for the exercise
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The House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was on Thursday, July 16, shunned by the acting boss of the body, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei.
Pondei who was supposed to appear before lawmakers of the lower legislative body walked out on them, The Nation reports.
He made this move while members of the committee were still deliberating and making contributions to an ongoing investigation in which Pondei is expected to be questioned.
However, the acting NDDC boss walked out on the committee, insisting that he is not ready to give any presentation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former managing director of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, was on Thursday, July 16, rescued from house arrest by some security operatives who had earlier besieged her residence in Port Harcourt.
Some security officers had surrounded Nunieh's house preventing anyone from both going in or leaving the building.
However, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers in his official vehicle forced his way into Nunieh's house and drove out with her.
In continuation of the crises rocking the NDDC, about 20 armed police officers were said to have surrounded the home of Nunieh.
She disclosed this to Premium Times on Thursday, July 16. According to her, the officers surrounded her home in Port Harcourt around 4am.
She said she could not travel to Abuja where she was scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing on NDDC.
She added that she had even called the police commissioner in Port Harcourt over the development. Going further, she said the police in the state denied having a hand in the blockage.
She had an issue over corruption issues with the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
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