It has been reported that the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, 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.

Sneh tv report 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.


Our correspondent learnt that the minister, who hails from Bauchi State, had been in the state since Saturday and featured in a live programme on Globe FM radio on Sunday and had other personal engagements in the state.


An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that when Katagum got to the venue of the event, she looked withdrawn and touched her head occasionally as the programme went on.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, saying, “She (Katagum) just held her head and went down flat. Her aides and other officials quickly intervened and rushed her to the hospital.”

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