The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday cheated death at the National Identity Day celebration held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he suddenly fell ill while delivering speech at the occasion.
Penpushing reports that, Bawa while addressing guests suddenly experienced a mild failed health and left the stage before he was later assisted by other attendees and hurriedly rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Abuja for treatment.
The agency boss became emotional as he was talking about the death of an unnamed employee of the commission during his speech but later stopped and walked off the stage to take his seat and fell shortly after sitting down.
Penpushing further reports that, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Panatami, and others immediately rushed the agency boss out of the hall, while the Minister thereafter returned to the venue of the function and informed the attendees that Bawa was in stable condition, and the event continued.
The Head, Media and Publicity of the commission Wilson Uwujaren in reaction to the ugly development, confirmed the incident saying Bawa felt unwell and had to return to his seat, adding that as at the time of filing this report he was hale and hearty after receiving medical treatment.
“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,” the statement read
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