There is intense security beef up at the venue of the ongoing investigative hearing into alleged financial malfeasance at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
An unusual presence of policemen and National Assembly security operatives were noticed at room 231, new building in the House of Representatives.
Guests already seated were asked to vacate the hall for proper security search.
The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Acting Managing Director of NDDC and a host of other stakeholders are expected to appear before the Committee.
It was however not immediately clear why the policemen were drafted to the venue.
But The Nation noticed guests were being subjected to serious screening while those who supposedly have no business inside the hall were sent out.