Ministerial nominee from Kaduna state, Abbas Lawal collapses on the floor of the Senate

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The ministerial nominee from Kaduna State Abbas Balarabe Lawal on Wednesday collapsed at the screening after presenting his resume.

Lawal collapsed immediately after introducing himself and one of the Senators from Kaduna was making his address.

Immediately, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio requested for water and sugar to be administered to the nominee.

Akpabio directed the shutting down of cameras as the session was televised live, while efforts were on to resuscitate the nominee.

Abbas Lawal Balarabe who was born on February 5, 1958 (65 years), hails from Kachia Local Government, Kaduna State.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1978-1981).

He also holds an M.Sc in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (

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