Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has arrived the venue of the investigative hearing being conducted on the alleged mismanagement by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Gbajabiamila, who joined the House Committee on NDDC after the hearing resumed. said the decision by the Chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, to recuse himself showed lawmakers were out to ensure a credible exercise.
The investigative panel had earlier been suspended after the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, collapsed while being grilled by the lawmakers.
Efforts from witnesses to resuscitate him were however effective when he regained consciousness shortly afterwards he later left the probe panel after feeling unwell and could not continue his defence.
Naija News reports that Hon. Tunji-Ojo had said he decided to step aside from presiding over the hearing to allow fair hearing and to protect his integrity.
According to the Ondo lawmaker, he was stepping aside to prove to Nigerians that he was not on any revenge mission.
He said he read in the national dailies statements credited to the Acting Managing Director of NDDC that he was on a revenge mission.