House Of Reps Issue Arrest Warrant On Managing Director Of NDDC

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In reaction to his refusal to make a submission at an investigative hearing yesterday and after walking out on the lawmakers committee, the House of Representatives after a brief meeting, has issue an arrest on the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission Interim Management Committee, Kemebradikumo Pondei, for contempt of the parliament.

A member of the Lawmaking Committee, Shehu Koko raised a point of order that the Pondei should not decide how the House should conduct its affairs.

Moving the motion to issue a warrant of arrest on NDDC IMC, House Spokesman, Benjamin Kalu commended the Committee members for the maturity exhibited in the face of provocations by the NDDC Managing Director.

Also, leader of the Niger Delta Rights Advocates (NDRA), Darlington Nwauju called for the disbandment of the NDDC IMC.

Nwauju also advocated an amendment to the NDDC Act to compel the office of the Auditor General of the Federation to submit quarterly reports on the financial activities of the NDDC.

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