Minister of State for Industry, Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, allegedly collapses during official engagement in Bauchi - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Minister of State for Industry, Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, allegedly collapses during official engagement in Bauchi

By Our Correspondent
 

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


The Nation reports that Katagum was in the state to launch an empowerment program in Bauchi. 

She was said to have been delivering her speech when she slumped. 

She was immediately conveyed by officials to the Trauma Center of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

According to an eyewitness, the Minister just held her head and went down while giving her speech. 

An eyewitness at the entrance of the hospital confirmed the incident and said 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.