President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has given an update on the condition of ministerial nominee, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, who slumped during screening, on Wednesday.
TORI reported that Abbas slumped during screening after he had read out his profile and was answering questions on why the lawmakers should confirm him.
The development forced the Senate into a closed session as medical personnel were brought into the chamber to revive the ministerial nominee.
After some minutes, Abbas was successfully resuscitated and taken out of the Senate Chamber by an ambulance.
While speaking on the development, Akpabio said Balarabe admitted that he was exhausted, having been overworked for some days before the screening.
The Senate President said the nominee insisted on proceeding with the screening, saying he was fine.
He said, “The nominee, Mr Balarabe Abbas Lawal, said he was quite exhausted, and that he rushed to Abuja for his ministerial screening”