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UPDATE: Bawa, EFCC boss ‘hale and hearty,’ is due back at his desk ~Agency spokesman

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) has said that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has since recovered and he is due back at his desk after he slumped during an event at the presidential villa on Thursday.

A statement by the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren said Bawa received medical attention after the incident and will be back at his desk.

Uwujaren said; “The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa is hale and hearty.

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“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.”

Bawa had slumped while delivering a goodwill message at the the National Identity Day celebration. He had suddenly stopped speaking and asked to be excused.

“Please, excuse me, I can’t continue,” he had said before he walked off the stage and slumped on his chair.

The EFCC boss, who was rushed out, had earlier mentioned that the EFCC was grieving the loss of a colleague.

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