A ministerial nominee, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, slumped while being screened by the Senate on Wednesday, October 4 2023. The incident sparks frantic scenes in the Chamber.

Balarabe had spoken for several minutes during his screening before falling to the floor with several lawmakers rushing to his aid.

Balarabe Abbas Lawal Slumps During Ministerial Nominee Screening

He was the second nominee to be screened.

He had finished making his presentation to the lawmakers and was about taken questions from them when he fell to the floor.

The Senate went into closed door session while efforts are being made to revive the ministerial nominee who is still inside the chamber.