Federal Minister slumps at official occasion, appears in hospital

Written by on July 6, 2021

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, reportedly slumped at an official event in Bauchi.

Katagum, who was in Bauchi to inaugurate an empowerment programme on Monday at the NAADI office, Sani Mallam Shopping Plaza located on the Ahmadu Bello Way, was said to have suddenly collapsed as she tried to deliver her speech.

Report Says that photos from the event showed the minister seated with the state Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela.

She was immediately rushed by officials to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that when Katagum got to the venue of the event, she looked withdrawn and touched her head occasionally as the programme went on.

Another eyewitness said that the minister slumped as she stood up to deliver her address and inaugurate the programme.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, ATBUTH, Aminu Bomboyo, declined comments on the incident.

Source: Pun

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