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BREAKING: Balarabe Faints During Ministerial Nominee Screening

One of President Tinubu’s newly ministerial nominees, Abbas Balarabe, has collapsed during his screening before the Senate.

Balarabe who had just finished his presentation to the lawmakers, collapsed while one of the Kaduna senators was praising him.

Reacting to his collapse, the Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, started to scream, “Bring water and sugar. Call Dr Musa.”

Akpabio then immediately called for a closed-door session.

Recall that Balarabe was nominated as a replacement for the former Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

His name was conveyed in a letter read by Akpabio at the plenary on Tuesday.

Balarabe’s name was nominated alongside Dr Jamila Ibrahaim and Ayodele Olawande as Minister of Youths and Minister of State for Youths respectively by the President.

Balarabe, a former Secretary to the Kaduna State government, was in April appointed to lead a 65-man transition committee ahead of the swearing-in of Uba Sani.

The Senate had in August refused to confirm the nomination of El-Rufai alongside former Nexim bank Managing Director, Stella Okotete (Delta State), and Abubakar Danlandi, a nominee from Taraba State.

The President had earlier sent 48 nominees to the Senate who passed 45 as ministers.

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