EFCC: Our chairman is hale, hearty

EFCC: Our chairman is hale, hearty

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has stated that its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, is hale and hearty.

It said that the chairman had received medical treatment after feeling unwell during a function at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, September 16.

A spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

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Some media reports had it that the EFCC boss slumped and was rushed out of the event earlier in the day.

“The Chairman was giving a goodwill message to the National Identity Day celebration when he felt unwell; and had to return to his seat.

“He has since received medical attention and is due back at his desk,” Uwujaren said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has accused media houses of portraying Nigeria in bad light before the international community.

Lai Mohammed said Nigeria is experiencing image problems due to unflattering reports by the media.

Mohammed disclosed this at a ceremony on renaming of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Headquarters building after the late Wada Maida in Abuja on Thursday, September 16.

The minister accused the media of not being factual in their report of security agents in the fight against insecurity.

According to Lai Mohammed“Whatever image problem Nigeria is suffering from today; is mostly due to the unflattering portrayal of the country by the country’s media.

“Even when some media organizations report fake news; they never have the decency to retract such stories and apologise. They simply move on as if nothing has happened.

“We are not saying the media should not report on the security challenges we face. All we are saying is: be fair and report accurately the efforts being made by the state and federal governments to tackle the challenges.

“Even if you don’t want to encourage the men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe; please don’t discourage them with negative reporting. The security challenges we face today will be successfully tackled; and Nigeria will not cease to exist, despite the antics of naysayers.”

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