Minister of State, Trade and Investment collapses, Hospitalised AT ATBUTH


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

Sources disclosed that the Minister was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment programme at one of the shopping plazas in the state when she slumped while delivering an address.

She was immediately attended to by officials that rushed her to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for immediate medical attention.

It was reported that the Minister who had been in Bauchi since Saturday featured on a live programme on Globe FM radio on Sunday and had other personal engagements which must have exhausted her before the official programme on Monday.

A close observer said the minister on arrival for the programme looked disturbed and touches her intermittently as the event commenced and fell down as she stepped up to perform the next assignment.

The Deputy Governor, Sen Baba Tela was seen at ATBUTH where he was monitoring the development.

None of the medical personnel approached was ready to confirm the situation the Minister was in apart from the fact that she was brought to the hospital and adequate medical attention administered on her.

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