Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, addressed concerns on Friday regarding the incident that occurred after his birthday colloquium on Thursday. Celebrating the second leg of his 61st birthday anniversary in Abuja, Akpabio reportedly slumped in exhaustion and stress after the event at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
Speaking to journalists on December 15, Akpabio clarified that his condition was stress-induced, compounded by malaria. He assured the public that he is not overly concerned about the incident and emphasized the National Assembly’s commitment to its duties.
Akpabio 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 regularly so that you don’t get exhausted.”
Akpabio added that he isn’t perturbed by the incident, as the National Assembly is always ready and willing to forge ahead with its duties.
He said, “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 and our appropriation.
“We will resume on December 20. But before then, the various committees must have finished their work to enable us to meet the target of passing the budget before the end of the year for the president to append his signature.”