The drama continues. Recently, the acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), collapsed during a House of Representatives Committee public hearing. Apparently, this public hearing was set up to investigate the mismanagement of funds (N81 Billion). Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Nigerian politics reminds you otherwise. 

On this episode of The Safe Space, we got some interesting takes concerning the NDDC debacle from a few people. This is what they had to say about the “fainting spell”. 

“Just Wow” – Udo, Kano

These people think we are stupid. Old trick in the book is what he came to display for us. They ask you about money you cannot account for and the next thing you decide to do is faint. Just wow.

“Tragically Sad” – Bob, Abuja

I just think it’s tragically sad. In this time and age. This country proves time and time again to be governed by people who have no idea what they are doing. We see through them. It’s just sad that we can’t really do anything about it. The law has never been on the side of the masses in this country.

“Very Lucky” – Victoria, Umuahia

That man is very lucky oh. He actually survived the attack. Government is a dangerous place. I’m sure some very powerful people wanted to keep him quiet so they decided to use juju to silence him. But it’s obvious he’s serving someone stronger.

“Fake Faint” – Akay, Illorin

The poor man didn’t expect them to come at him like that. They are all corrupt so he thought they would go easy on him since it was on national television. His lawyer probably sent someone to whisper in his ear telling him to fake faint if he wasn’t sure how to answer. So what did he do? He fainted.

“Solid Proof” – Chike, Abuja

I can’t really say much on this issue. It’s too annoying to talk about. However I will say that because of the past experience of politicians seeming to faint or get “injured” when they are being investigated, Nigerians might request solid proof showing it was a medical crisis and not drama.

What do you think about this situation? Let us know in the comment section below.

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