Update: Why our Chairman slumped at Aso Rock —EFCC, Minister

The Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, has made clarifications on the health status of its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

DAILY POST had reported that Bawa, on Thursday reportedly collapsed while delivering a speech at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Bawa had reportedly stopped speaking suddenly while giving a goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration at the villa.

He was later assisted to his seat by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, and other senior officials at the event and later taken away to a hospital.

However, EFFC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement released after the incident said his boss is hale and hearty after the slump.

”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, Uwajeren said.

”He has since received medical attention and is due back at his desk,” he said.


The reason Abdurasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Crimes Commission, collapsed while delivering a goodwill message at the National Identity Day at Banquet Hall, State House Abuja, has been revealed.

Bawa who is keen in fighting corruption in the country, collapsed today. Bawa was rushed to the statehouse clinic for medical attention.

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.