The ad hoc committee managing the investigation of the alleged mismanagement of #40bn by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission has been given a four-week extension by the Senate.
The Chairman of the panel, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, had raised a point of order, where he informed his colleagues about the need to extend the one-month investigation with additional weeks.
Adetunmbi noted that the Coronavirus lockdown in the country has prevented the committee to receive written memorandum from affected stakeholders.
He further stated that only a few of them had responded as of the deadline for the submission of the written explanation on Monday, June 8.
Following the review of Adetunmbi on the extension of investigation, the Senate granted his panel one-month extension.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, asked the panel to remain focused and avoid distractions “because of the sensitive nature of the matter, which is generating national interest.