The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who withdrew suddenly during a public event at the Presidential Villa Thursday, morning, has revealed what doctors told him was responsible for the health-related incident.

Mr Bawa spoke in a live interview with Channels Television hours after the incident that occurred during an event commemorating the National Identity Day at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

During the interview monitored by our reporter, Mr Bawa said he started feeling dizziness while he was speaking at the ceremony.

The EFCC boss who was rushed to an undisclosed hospital from the venue, said the doctors who attended to him revealed that he suffered dehydration and advised him to take a lot of water.

He expressed gratitude to many concerned Nigerians, whose prayers he said “has been keeping me going”.

Mr Bawa said he went straight to his office after leaving the hospital and had returned home, from where he spoke with Channels TV via a call.

“While giving my goodwill message during the programme there was a bit of dizziness and I had to excuse myself from the stage and of course I had to visit the hospital where the doctors confirmed to me everything with me is okay except for the fact that I am a bit dehydrated and I need to take a lot of water.

“And straight away from the hospital I went to the office to tidy one or two things and I am now back at home.

“I also want to thank millions of Nigerians for their prayer and well wishes I appreciate that and I think that has been keeping me going,” Mr Bawa said.

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