Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said he became unsteady while giving a speech at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, due to dehydration.
There was panic at the National Identity Day event when the chairman of the ant-graft agency suddenly became dizzy on the podium.
He was rushed to the hospital.
Speaking on Channels Television later on Thursday, Bawa said his doctors attributed the incident to reduction in the amount of water in his body.
“While giving my goodwill message during the programme organised by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), there was a sort of dizziness on me and I had to excuse myself from the stage”, he said.
“And of course I went straight to the hospital where the doctors confirmed to me that everything about me is okay except for the fact that I’m a bit dehydrated and need to take a lot of water.
“Straight away from the hospital, I went back to the office and now I’m back at home”.
Bawa also reacted to the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop the sale of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDCs) operators in the country.
“It is a laudable policy that we are working with the central bank with open arms, nobody stops the operations of BDC in this country,” he said.
“The policy is about stopping the giving of cash to BDC, and that monies that hitherto are being given to the BDC are now going to be given to financial institutions for them to distribute to those Nigerians that are in need of them.”