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Update Emerges On Buhari’s Minister Who Slumped At Bauchi Event


Nigeria’s Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, who slumped at an event in Bauchi State, has been discharged and moved to Abuja.

Naija News gathered the Minister was at an official assignment in the state – the launch of an empowerment programme held at Sanin Malam Plaza when she suddenly slumped on Monday.

She was thereafter rushed to the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) for medical attention.

An eyewitness disclosed that the Minister upon arrival at the event had been touching her head occasionally and looked general uncomfortable and withdrawn.

The minister, who hails from Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State, had been in the state since Saturday and had many personal and official engagements before Monday when she slumped.

When the PUNCH visited the trauma centre on Tuesday, the newspaper was told by one of the security men at the gate that the minister was moved from the trauma center to the amenity ward of the hospital where she spent the night.

At the amenity ward, a nurse said that the minister had been discharged.

The nurse said, “The minister was brought here yesterday for medical care. She spent the night here and has been discharged.

“She suffered from exhaustion and was discharged about 9am because she was stable. She has been taken back to Abuja.”