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Saleh Mamman Collapses, Hospitalized After President Buhari Sacked Him As Minister


The sacked minister of power, Saleh Mamman, who was relieved of his duties by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday collapsed in Abuja and landed at the hospital.

Mamman who was appointed as minister of power in 2019 was sacked by President Buhari alongside the minister of agric, Sabo Nanono.

A family source that spoke with The Gazette under anonymity said, “He collapsed yesterday and was immediately hospitalised.”

“He wasn’t expecting to be fired so soon.”

The source further stated that the former minister has been secretly receiving treatment at a hospital in Abuja.

It was gathered that Mamman has been living at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja for more than three weeks on the bills of some powerful interests in the power sector, who were hoping he would still be in the office to be able to award lucrative contracts.

He has been living permanently at Transcorp Hilton since early August.”

“His bills were being covered by elements in the power sector who were looking forward to more lucrative contracts before the bad news of his dismissal struck yesterday.”