Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has reacted after he reportedly collapsed during a programme in Aso Rock on Thursday.
The 41-year-old was delivering a speech at the National Identity Day celebration at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa in Abuja, when he was immediately rushed out of the hall for medical care, DAILY GIST had reported.
However reacting on the incident, Bawa said he is well and in good shape.
Bawa, spoke while featuring on Channels TV Politics Today programme on Thursday.
“I am ok, you can see that I am very much ok,” he said
“Being the 16th of September, today is the National Identity Day and I was invited for a programme by NIMC, or specifically by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, and while giving my goodwill message during the progamme, there was a bit of dizziness on me, and I had to excuse myself from the stage.
“Of course, I went straight to the hospital where the doctors confirmed to me that everything about me is ok, except for the fact that I am a bit dehydrated, and I need to take a lot of water.”
The EFCC chief revealed that he went straightaway from the hospital to his office to tidy up some things after which he headed home.
He thanks Nigerians for their prayers and good wishes, saying their actions meant a lot and have become a source of inspiration for him to forge ahead.
The EFCC had earlier announced that its chairman is “hale and hearty.”
In a statement issued by the agency spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Bawa disclosed that Bawa was in a good shape.
The statement reads;
“The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa is hale and hearty,”
“This clarification became necessary following an incident today September 16, 2021, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where he was giving a goodwill message to the National Identity Day celebration, felt unwell and had to return to his seat.
“He has since received medical attention and is due back at his desk