Why I slumped during Senate screening – Balarabe
Balarabe Abbas Lawal
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
Nigerian Minister, Abbas Balarabe, has explained why he slumped on Wednesday while he was being screened by the Senate for a ministerial position.
Balarabe, from Kaduna State, slumped during screening on Wednesday, leading the senate to adjourn proceedings.
Balarabe Lawal slumped as he took questions from some of the senators after reading his CV.
The security officials rushed to his aid as the senators watched the unfolding scene in disbelief and shock.
But Balarabe said he slumped because he was completely exhausted as he had a sleepless night preparing for his screening by the Senate.
“It is basically exhaustion. I got the news of my nomination yesterday and I had to come from Kaduna. There were so many things to do which I attended to throughout the night.
“What happened today is as a result of pure exhaustion,” he said.
Balarabe thanked the Senate for their understanding, particularly the senators from his State who had all gathered around him and the medical team who took care of him.”
He said he is alright now, and that nothing is wrong with him.
“What I experienced was pure exhaustion which can happen to anybody,” he said in an interview.