The House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) today summoned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio and the Managing Director of the NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei to appear and make presentations before it on Monday, July 20, 2020 by 11am (WAT).
This comes after the former MD of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, on Friday gave her testimony at the House Committee on Public Hearing via zoom.
Ms. Nunieh was billed to appear before the committee on Thursday but her house was besieged by some security agents, hindering her from making a physical appearance.
Speaking at the hearing, Ms. Nunieh told the lawmakers that the siege on her residence was an attempt to prevent her from testifying before the panel.
In her presentation she defended herself against allegations of corruption, arguing that there was no contractor that paid bribes.
She further debunked allegations of fraud and attempts to filibuster the Commission, adding that she did not touch funds meant for the Niger Delta People.