By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
A ministerial nominee, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, collapsed during his screening by the Senate.
Mr Balarabe passed out on the floor of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly during interrogation by senators on Wednesday.
Concerned senators rushed to the aid of the 65-year-old ministerial nominee while they called for help.
As soon as the incident occurred, the Senate President, Godswil Akpabio, was heard requesting water and sugar to revive the ministerial nominee.
“Water, water! Can you give him sugar and water? Can someone bring water and sugar? Please, call Dr Wale!” Akpabio exclaimed.
He also requested that members of the press exit the hollow chamber while the senators tried to help Abbas get a seat.
He was taken to the hospital at the time this report was filed, but his condition remains unknown.
Recall that Balarabe Abbas Lawal was nominated by President Bola Tinubu as a replacement for former Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai.