Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, appeared before the House of Representatives committee probing fruad allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The minister, it was learnt, arrived at the hearing room at 11:20am.
Akpabio was summoned by the House committee on NNDC after a former acting Director general of the Commission, Ms Joy Nunieh, levelled some allegations against him, last Friday.
Ms Nunieh said during her time as head of the agency she was asked to spend N10 billion as Christmas bonus.
She said rejecting the idea contributed to her removal from office.
She alleged Akpabio hijacked the forensic audit of the commission ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“He (Akpabio) said the first thing I would do is to write a letter to him and he gave me the draft, that I should put it on my letterhead. In that letter, I was supposed to write about most of the companies; [That] senator Nwaoboshi owned the 98 companies,” she said.