‘I had Malaria’, Akpabio speaks on collapsing at birthday colloquium (video)

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has officially addressed the rumors surrounding his recent collapse during a birthday celebration.

Akpabio told reporters at the Senate on Friday that the purported collapse was caused by a combination of malaria and tiredness.

He confirmed being diagnosed with malaria following the December 7th colloquium in Abuja.

He further downplayed the occurrence, calling it a “show of humanity” and attributing it to exhaustion exacerbated by the event’s tension.

He said,

“What eventually happened after the event was a show of humanity. I went home and I called my doctors and I was assured that I have malaria, mingled with stress, which could also be described in another way as exhaustion.

“In fact, anybody could be exhausted. Please, drink water daily so that you don’t get exhausted.

“This is to say that the work goes on. I want to assure Nigerians that the National Assembly is intact and we are still going on with our duty, our appropriation.

“We will resume on 20th December. But before then, the various committees must have finished their work to enable us to meet the target to pass the budget before the end of the year for the president to append his signature.”

Akpabio assured Nigerians that the Senate remains operational and on schedule to pass the national budget before the end of the year. He confirmed the resumption of legislative activities on December 20th and also said committees need to finalise their work before the deadline.

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