OrderPaperToday – The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Wednesday failed to appear at the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts hearing investigating alleged misappropriated funds to the tune of N139.317 billion.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Wole Oke who announced the absence of the NDDC at the scheduled hearing, resolved to adjourn sitting to Thursday.

According to him, “the absence of the NDDC and other agencies at today’s hearing might not be unconnected with the #EndSARS protests currently going on across the country which is making movement from one place to another difficult. However, we will give them another opportunity to appear before us”.

The Committee is investigating queries raised by the Auditor General’s office which were contained in the 96 page special periodic checks on the activities and programmes on NDDC for the period 1st January 2013 to 30th June, 2018.

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