The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has thrown its weight behind the leadership of the National Assembly’s decision to investigate alleged financial improprieties in the Niger Delta Development Commission.

PANDEF in a statement on Thursday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, by its chairman, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd.), said the allegation against the interim management committee was embarrassing and disturbing

It said only a probe by the two chambers of the National Assemby would determine the validity or otherwise of the assertions.

“PANDEF, therefore, welcomes the setting up of committees by both chambers of the National Assembly to investigate the allegations.

The statement read in part-

“The probe would help determine the validity or otherwise of the assertions, and save the people of the region from the anguish of the ignominy,”

The chairman commended the spirit of patriotism demonstrated by the South-South caucus in both chambers, particularly, Senator Thompson George Sekibo of Rivers State and Peter Akpatason of Edo State for sponsoring and supporting the motions that called for the investigation, in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively.

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