The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has said that its acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei has been sick for two weeks.
Theparrot.ng reported that the NDDC boss slumped on Monday afternoon when he faced the lawmakers investigating mismanagement of funds up to the tune of N81.5 bn in the NDDC.
A statement released by the commission’s Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, says that Pondei visited House of Representatives Committee hearing against medical advice.
The statement titled ‘Prof Pondei has been ill’ partly reads, “The Commission wishes to disclose that Prof Pondei has been ill for the past two weeks. This morning, his condition deteriorated, and his doctors advised against attending the hearing.
“However, he ignored his doctors’ advice because of the realisation that his traducers will use his absence at the hearing to soil his name and reputation. He thought he could make it through the hearing and take care of his health later.
“As it turned out, his doctors were right. Prof Pondei is in a stable condition at a clinic in Abuja.”