Femi Gbajabiamila, Kemebradikumo Pondei
Speaker of the home of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has acknowledged that the performing managing director of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, will now not seem earlier than the panel probing him and the company.
Recall that Pondei was enmeshed in a drama at the moment July 20, after fainting on the venue of the probe.
Commenting on the event, Gbajabiamila apologized for the stuffy listening to room and in addition wished Pondei a speedy restoration.
“We want him nicely. I’ve been right here barely 5 minutes and I’m already sweating profusely. So I do perceive and apologise to all people right here for the poorly conducive ambiance. I need to say at this level and make it clear, that isn’t an adversarial listening to. It’s not even inquisitorial.
“It’s a fact-finding mission for the folks of Nigeria. Simply to make issues higher and we should always deal with this as such. Nobody is beneath inquisition. The actual fact should come out and that’s the reason the committee is doing what it’s doing.
“Due to these circumstances on this corridor, we don’t want to listen to farther from the performing MD as a result of he has already submitted his written report. I feel you should use the paperwork to do the work that must be achieved.
“Ranging from the minister, Dr. Cairo and all the chief administrators – we’re sorry beneath the circumstances which you’ve been invited and my members are beneath the identical circumstances. We want Mr Pondei all the most effective.”
The speaker additionally recommended chairman of the probe panel, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, for recusing himself from the investigation.
“I need to commend the chairman of the committee who this morning recused himself from being a part of the proceedings. It reveals the extent of integrity of himself and by extension his committee and additional extension to the home of representatives. I consider he has set the stage for a good listening to.”