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The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum, slumped at the Sani Mallam Shopping plaza in Bauchi on Monday.
NewsWireNGR gathered that the Minister who was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment programme, suddenly collapsed as she stood up to deliver her speech during the event.
The minister was seated beside Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela, before she collapsed.
She was immediately rushed by officials to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
“She just held her head and went down flat. Her aides and other officials quickly intervened and rushed her to the hospital,” an eyewitnes reported.
“She is at the section of the hospital exclusive for Very Important Persons. She was admitted at the Trauma Centre,” the source at the hospital revealed. However, as the time of filing the report, there has been no official comments on the minister’s condition either from her office or ATBUTH.