Buhari’s Minister Collapses During Official Engagement In Bauchi


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The Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, on Monday reportedly collapsed during an official engagement in Bauchi State.

It was gathered that Katagum was in the state to launch an empowerment program in Bauchi metropolis before she suddenly slumped while delivering her speech.

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It was further gathered that she was immediately conveyed by officials to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

The Minister slumped as she stood up to deliver her address and launch the program saying that, she just held her head and went down but for the quick intervention of aides and other officials at the venue who acted promptly and rushed her to the hospital, an eye witness told The Nation.

However, another eyewitness at the entrance of the hospital confirmed the incident.

According to the eye witness, the Minister was indeed rushed to the hospital but in a section meant for Very Important Persons (VIP) of the hospital where she is currently receiving treatment.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of ATBUTH, Yusuf Aminu when declined to comment on the issue.

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