President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominee, who replaced former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, Mr Abbas Lawal Balarabe, suddenly slumped in the Senate Chamber during screening.
Balarabe is former Secretary to the Government of Kaduna State.
The nominee had chaired a 65-man transition committee ahead of the swearing-in of Senator Uba Sani, as governor of Kaduna State on May 29.
He also headed the transition committee of the state in 2015 and served as the vice-chairman of the committee in 2019.
The Red Chamber had in August declined to confirm three ministerial nominees who included el-Rufai, Senator Abubakar Sani Danladi (Taraba) and Stella Okotete (Delta) over lack of security clearance.
President Tinubu in his letter urged the Senate to consider his request expeditiously.