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Bawa has received medical attention, due to resume work – EFCC

THE Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has stated that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has received necessary medical attention, and is now due to resume his duties soon.

Bawa, earlier today slumped in the course of an event at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was a speaker.

A statement signed by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, this afternoon, said:

“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 said Bawa has received medical attention and was due back to his desk.”

According to eye witness account, the EFCC chairman was in the middle of giving his goodwill message when he suddenly stopped speaking.

He was assisted to his seat by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, and other senior officials at the event, but the anti-graft czar slumped on his seat and was immediately rushed out to an undisclosed hospital.

Bawa was attending a programme at the Villa to mark the National Identity Day Celebration, and was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened.

The 40-year-old Bawa had stopped talking and covered his face with his right palm, saying, “Please, excuse me, I can’t continue.”

The Master of Ceremony (MC) later announced that Bawa’s condition was stable.

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