One of the ministerial nominees at yesterday’s Ministerial screening in the Senate, Balarabe Lawal, has said that he Collapsed because he exhausted.
Reacting to the trending news about his collapse
during the screening exercise at the Senate, Balarabe stressed that it was a result of exhaustion but that he is “alright now.
“I’m alright now. I’ve been treated, and I’m alright now. It was basically exhaustion,” he told journalists.
Balarabe, a native of Kaduna State, was screened alongside other nominees, Jamila Ibrahim (Kwara) and Ayodele Olawande (Ondo), to join 45 ministers previously approved by the Senate in August this year
The screening came after President Bola Tinubu forwarded their names in a letter read on the floor of the legislative chamber on Tuesday, seeking its confirmation of the nominees.
As the screening went on yesterday, Balarabe, who was the second to be called up after Ibrahim, collapsed after concluding his introduction, causing several people present to rush to his aid.
About an hour later, the nominee exited the chamber wearing a wry smile.
His nomination was later confirmed alongside his fellow nominees.