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BREAKING: Tunji-Ojo, committee chair on NDDC probe, steps down

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The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta, Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo has, on Monday, stepped down from presiding over the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Tunji-Ojo, who had presided over the affairs of the investigative Committee, said he was stepping aside from to allow fair hearing.

He also stated that he wished to protect his integrity and prove that he was not witch-hunting anyone.

It could be recalled that the NDDC management, led by the Acting Managing Director, walked out on the Committee over Tunji-Ojo at the first day of the hearing.

The NDDC management had accused Tunji-Ojo of complicity in the alleged corruption scandals rocking the commission,

The management, therefore, said it was not confident of getting justice if Tunji-Ojo presides over the hearing.

Consequently, the Committee chairman stepped aside during Monday hearing to allow for hearing.

Also present at the Monday’s hearing is the Honorable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs of Nigeria and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio.

Details will follow…

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