President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the probe into the finances of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC by the Senate is to complement the forensic audit ordered by the Federal Government.
Lawan said this while inaugurating a seven-man ad hoc committee on alleged financial recklessness in the Commission.
The investigation, he said, would avail the management of the commission an opportunity to defend the allegations against it.
The Senate president said the NDDC, as a pioneer intervention agency in the country should take the lead on effectiveness and meet the yearnings of the people.
He expressed hope that at the end of the investigation, the NDDC and the Senate would continue to work together to ensure effective service delivery to the people.
Chairman of the committee, Olubunmi Adetumbi, described the allegations that necessitated the setting up of the committee as numerous and weighty as it involved misapplication and misappropriation of 40 billion naira among others.