The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Daniel Pondei, has fainted.

Pondei collapsed where he was seated at members of the House Committee on NDDC grilled him.

The committee had grilled him for about 45 minutes.

Pondei has been rushed put of the Conference Room 231, venue of the investigative hearing on illegal spending and mismanagement of funds.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, however, stayed behind.

Members of the committee are still debating whether to suspend the hearing or not.