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EFCC chairman Bawa hospitalised after collapsing at public event


Post created on September 16, 2021

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, slumped at a public event on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The 41-year-old was giving a speech at the National Identity Day celebration in Abuja when the incident happened.

He suddenly collapsed and was assisted by other guests, including the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

He was then rushed out of the event hall to receive medical treatment, with no details revealed yet as to the nature of his condition.

Reacting to the development, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami attributed the collapse to pressure and work burden.

He enjoined Nigerians to pray for Bawa, noting that he has regained consciousness.

Similarly, minutes after he was rushed to the statehouse clinic, EFCC’s Head of Media and Pubicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, opined that Bawa is hale and hearty.

According to him: “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”


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